Now that March is upon us, the daffodils are blooming and lambing season is just around the corner, spring breaks in Windermere are proving more popular than ever.
With a vast choice of attractions, including award-winning restaurants, pubs, spa hotels, museums and stately homes, Windermere is one of the most sought after holiday destinations in the UK.
Over 16 million visitors flock to the Lake District each year, many for day trips or long weekends. From hiking and walking to adventure sports and boating, Windermere caters for all ages.
Spring is a great time to visit Windermere if you want to avoid the crowds, and a few days away before the school holidays will help you recharge your batteries.
Windermere and Bowness are home to a great choice of accommodation including spa hotels, boutique hotels, luxury hotels and romantic hotels near the lakeside.
Imagine a long day out on the fells, followed by a night in a luxury hotel with hot tub rooms and whirlpool baths!
A popular attraction is the Windermere Cruises which depart from Bowness Bay on a daily basis. Take your time to explore the lake at your own leisure and hop on and off at places of interest.
Windermere is also home to Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre which offers stunning gardens, walking trails and much more in one of the most beautiful parts of the lakes.
Visitors who want to explore more of the lakes while staying in Windermere, should book a Mountain Goat Tour, which can be booked on a half-day or full day basis and includes some of the most spectacular views and natural attractions in England.
Orrest Head is a short but fairly steep walk is one of the most popular in Windermere. The 20 minute trek is definitely worth it for the stunning views over Windermere from the top. If you are lucky enough to be in Windermere on a sunny day, enjoy the sun set view from Orrest Head over the lake.
If you enjoy real ale and real food, the Watermill Inn and Brewing Company is a great place to visit. Situated in the village of Ings just 2 miles east of Windermere, the inn boasts an award-winning brewery on the premises and brews a range of excellent beers.
The oak-beamed bars with log fires are both child and dog-friendly, and the brewery´s Collie Wobbles Ale won Gold at the 2013 Cumbria Micro Brewery Challenge. There is a viewing window into the brewery and beer cellar and the pub is open all year round except Christmas Day.
If you are looking for somewhere essentially ‘English’ for a spring break, the Lake District offers stunning scenery, a wide choice of things to see and do and amazing hot tub hotels in Windermere.