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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 winter?

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Windermere to...

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34 mins by bus

One of the Lakes most popular villages, visit to discover   the     history of Wordsworth and sample the world   famous   Grasmere    Gingerbread.



15 mins by bus

Wander down to Stock Beck and discover   Bridge House, one of   the most iconic   buildings in the Lake District.



56 mins by bus Tarn Hows offers an accessible walk for all the family, with
impressive views in every season.


40 mins by bus Steeped in history, this picturesque village is an absolute
must visit for   Beatrix Potter    fans.


Bowness to...

Catch your bus from Bowness Pier

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Newby Bridge

18 mins by bus A great base to explore the Southern Lakes and the National Trust's   Fell Foot.                     90 x 70





Things to do... 

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Lakeland Motor Museum

30 mins by bus 

Take a trip down memory lane and see one of   the   largest    exhibits    of classic cars, motorbikes and   automobilia   from   across 

the   world   with recreations of a 1920s garage and a 1950s cafe.

90 x 70


 16 mins by bus Located on the shores of Windermere, this visitor centre
provides fun for all the family whatever the weather. 

Fell Foot Park

25 mins by bus 

A lakeshore park with wonderful views all year round. 

The Fell Foot   Active Base is great for outdoor and   water-based activities.

90 x 70

Cliffhanger Rooms 

30 mins by bus 

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?