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Windermere & Bowness Buses - Explore the area during your visit

Windermere has a variety of independent shops, cafes and eateries for sedate afternoon teas with spectacular views. A charming town for a leisurely stroll around the lake or grab your boots and walk to Orrest Head, School Knot or the National Trust's 17th century farmhouse, Townend

From here, hop on the 555 or 599 to Bowness for wonderful panoramic views of Lake Windermere, hire a boat or enjoy a leisurely cruise with a Windermere Lake Cruises bus & boat ticket. Stop off at Brockhole on the Windermere shoreline - a must for family fun! Have lunch in a variety of eateries before hitting the shops in Bowness, then walk along the promenade for an ice-cream whilst taking in the best Lake views. 


Travelling in the Lakes this summer?

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Windermere to...

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A busy, attractive village. Visit Dove Cottage or one of the many art galleries and cafes on offer. 



14 mins by bus

Catch the open top 599 bus to start of your walk to Stock Ghyll Force and enjoy stunning views of the Langdales.



every 60 mins Take a ride on the famous Steam Yacht Gondola to truly appreciate the natural beauty of the area. 90x70


38 mins by bus Discover local delicacies in the maze-like side streets of this quaint and characterful village. 90x70


Bowness to...

Catch your bus from Bowness Pier

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Newby Bridge

18 mins by bus Based on the southern tip of Lake Windermere, it's a great base to explore   Fell Foot.                     90 x 70



Things to do... 

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 7 mins by bus Located on the shores of Windermere, this visitor
centre provides fun for all the family with
Treetop Nets, creative workshops, a cafe and much more!

Ullswater Steamers

60 mins by bus 

Catch the bus to Glenridding and hop on the steamer 

with a Bus & Boat ticket, the perfect way to see the Lakes.

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Cliffhanger Rooms 

30 mins by bus 

Head to Backbarrow for family friendly escape rooms, 

can you work together to break the   codes and solve 

the puzzles in time?   Pre-booking required!

90 x 70

Feeling inspired?