The Windermere Boutique Hotel offers stunning hot tub suites, including the new Sweetheart Suite, the Bella Suite, the Je T´Adore Suite, the Ti Amo Suite and the Honey Suite.
Within walking distance of the lake, the Windermere Boutique Hotel boasts period features combined with modern facilities, four poster beds, mood lighting, luxury bathrooms with whirlpool baths and the latest technology.
Our hotel is perfect for a romantic weekend or a midweek break and is close to all the attractions of Windermere and Bowness Bay.
If you are planning a trip to Windermere in England´s Lake District you can enjoy a wide choice of attractions to suit all tastes and budgets.
Not only is this one of the most idyllic places in England, but Windermere also boasts some of the best events and attractions in the country. Whether you want to enjoy the scenery, get active on the lake or chill out in style at a luxury spa hotel, you will not be disappointed.
Some of the top Windermere Attractions include:
The Lakes Aquarium
The Lakes Aquarium is a popular attraction for all ages. Situated on the southern shore of Windermere, the award-winning Lakes Aquarium is popular with visitors of all ages, and you can enjoy a re-created trip below Windermere, the Seashore Discovery Zone, the Virtual Dive Bell, the Over Lake Tank and much more.
Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre
Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre, is a great place to visit for all the family. With interactive exhibitions, an adventure playground, a café, shop and information centre, plus direct access to the lake from the gardens, this is a great day out for all the family. It is well worth visiting Brockhole just to enjoy the stunning gardens, and the views down to Windermere.
Windermere Lake Cruises
Book yourself onto a steamer with Windermere Lake Cruises at Bowness Bay, which run all year round. You can either cruise directly across the river, or stop off at some of the attractions between Bowness, Ambleside or Lakeside. Enjoy a relaxing sail across Windermere, or buy an all-day ticket which will allow you to hop on and off the boat where you choose. Many trippers take a picnic, and combine a boat trip with a stroll around the shore of England´s biggest lake.
Blackwell, the Arts and Craft House
Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts House is one of the major attractions near Windermere. Visitors can enjoy stunning views over the lake from the gardens, and soak up the peaceful atmosphere in the house itself, which was built between 1898 and 1900, and designed by M H Baillie Scott. Blackwell was originally built as a holiday home for Sir Edward Holt, owner of the Manchester Brewery. Original features ensure Blackwell retains much of its original charm. Several rooms are used as galleries, and the gardens offer a picturesque terrace bordered by flowers where visitors can enjoy a bite to eat and take in the incredible views.
The Parish Church of St Martins
St Martin´s Church at Bowness-on-Windermere is a Grade 1 listed building which attracts visitors from far and wide. With stained glass windows described as ´the finest collection of medieval glass in the North-west of England´ by an expert, the church also has a decorative theme inspired by Henry Hughe´s restoration in 1870. The churchyard is always open to visitors and includes the listed gravestone of Rasselas Belfield (at the east end of the church) which is one of English Heritage’s Sites of Memory. A tombstone at the West end of the church commemorates the life of John Bolton, the former owner of Storrs Hall and a benefactor of the church.
This 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.
Mountain Goat Day Tours
If you are only in the Lake District for a limited time book a Mountain Goat Day Tour and make the most of your time in this beautiful region. There are several tours to choose from, including: Scenic tours, Beatrix Potter tours and a southern Lakes tour. The company has over 40 years´ experience of touring the Lake District, and you can explore some of the most stunning regions while someone else does the driving.
Whatever time of year you decide to visit Windermere, you will find plenty of things to see and do. In addition to the stunning scenery, there are some fabulous pubs, bars, restaurants, walks, climbs and hikes close to the Windermere Boutique Hotel.