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To enjoy fully any holiday in the Lake District, Nagoya Bed and Breakfast Bowness Windermere is a great central Lake District destination. Try a variety of different adventurous days out both with, as well as minus, the car.

Appreciate Bowness and Lake Windermere - take a walk to the town for browsing, visit the World of Beatrix Potter, slow down and watch the world go by; take a boat trip from the piers up Lake Windermere to Ambleside or down to Lakeside with its Aquarium and Haverthwaite steam railway.

Should you wish to walk in stunning countryside then grab the Cross-Lakes Shuttle (seasonal) or alternatively the car ferry (operates all-year round for cars, bikes or foot tourists). Once there you can walk on the quiet western shore of Lake Windermere, walk up onto Claife Heights for great views back at Bowness and Windermere or go further to Coniston and the Langdales.

Across Lake Windermere explore the area's Beatrix Potter connection. No short break in the Lake District would be complete without a Visit to Hill Top, the house of Victorian children's author Beatrix Potter, and the Beatrix Potter Gallery in nearby Hawkshead (both free to National Trust members) but check opening beforehand as both close in the winter; visit Tarn Hows an iconic Lake District beauty spot near Coniston or go by boat to see Wray Castle a great family-friendly place to visit on the west side of the Lake.

Take a heritage or art-lovers day out - go to nearby Blackwell The Arts & Crafts House and Kendal's Abbot Hall, visit Sizergh Castle, Levens Hall and Holker Hall.

Don’t limit yourself – make plans for visiting our other areas too - take a drive out to other great Lake District destinations. Try Ullswater to the East or Keswick to the North; or go west to Wast Water, Crummock and Buttermere – making time to appreciate the countryside is great and you can manage lots in a day.


- Cruise on Lake Windermere
- Do some walking, as easy or challenging as you like
- Explore the Beatrix Potter connection
- Visit historic local houses or gardens
- Drive to other great Lake District tourist spots


short breaks Lake District - try a Lake Windermere cruise

Try a boat cruise

short breaks Lake District - go shopping in Bowness short breaks Lake District - try a Lake Windermere rowing boat

Go shopping

Take a rowing boat

What's happening around Bowness and the Lakes?

October has arrived and already some of the trees are showing their autumn colours, what a great time of year to visit us here in the Lake District. Here's a link to check what's on around the Lakes in the next few weeks.

Telephone us and book direct for the best price:
Tel 015394 44356

Here's what our guests have said ...

August 2017
Beautiful location. Very convenient and literally a 5 minute walk into the town. Jennifer [owner] was very welcoming and accommodating and friendly.

July 2017
Lovely breakfast, superb views over bowness from the lovely balcony. The rooms were superb too. All with a real personal touch. We have stayed at some lovely places in bowness but this tops them all.

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last updated Sunday October 1, 2017