Visit Bowness-On-Windermere and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, is on the shore of Windermere and virtually a continuation of Windermere Town, but its centre is off the main (A591) road. It lies roughly midway on the East of the lake, and its proximity to the Windermere railhead has established it as the vital link in the lake's transport system, both between the north end at Waterhead (for Ambleside and centres northward) and the south end at Lake Side (for Ulverston and the western areas); also for the west shore of the lake by the car ferry service, which runs just South of Bowness and cuts out a long drive round the l0½-mile lake to reach Hawkshead and Coniston. In the season, Bowness pier is busy with passengers using the summer service of British Rail motor vessels to travel to either end of the lake, and with those using them for pleasure trips throughout its length. Besides this steamer pier are other, public, piers, and facilities for hiring all manner of craft, from rowing boats to high-powered launches and cruising vessels with sleeping accommodation. The lake has been a water highway for centuries, and it is now the greatest centre in the Lakes for cruising and for every kind of water sport: water-skiing, underwater swimming, or yachting. It is well provided with boat builders, boat repairers and equipment suppliers. It is also the headquarters of the Royal Windermere Yacht Club and their sails are a familiar sight on the water. A favourite excursion is by the ferry to see Beatrix Potter's house at Sawrey.
Users of the lake must remember that the rules of conduct are mandatory, and that the lake patrol, there to help in emergencies, will also enforce the rules.
St Martin's Church at Bowness is the parish church of Windermere, It has been the site of a religious foundation for over 1,000 years; the old structure was burnt and was rebuilt in 1484, with restoration in 1870. Its east window contains 14th- or 15th-century glass from Cartmel Priory. There are mural inscriptions, some chained books, a “Breeches” Bible, an ancient font and a monument by Flaxman.
Nearby towns: Ambleside, Coniston, Hawkshead, Kendal, Windermere
Nearby villages: Bowland Bridge, Brigsteer, Burneside, Crooklands, Elterwater, Farleton, Gatebeck, Grasmere, Greenodd, Grizedale, Haverthwaite, Heversham, High Nibthwaite, High Wray, High Yewdale, Kentmere, Lake Side, Levens, Lupton, Mardale, Milnthorpe, Natland, Newby Bridge, Old Hutton, Oxenholme, Rusland, Rydal, Sedgwick, Selside, Torver, Underbarrow, Wythburn
Have you decided to visit Bowness-On-Windermere or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Bowness-On-Windermere bed and breakfast (a Bowness-On-Windermere B&B or Bowness-On-Windermere b and b)
- a Bowness-On-Windermere guesthouse
- a Bowness-On-Windermere hotel (or motel)
- a Bowness-On-Windermere self-catering establishment, or
- other Bowness-On-Windermere accommodation