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Beautiful Windermere and the Lakes

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A travel journal to Windermere by brady58

South Lakes Wild Animal Park Photo, Cumbria, England More Photos
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South Lakes Wild Animal Park

Best Of IgoUgo

Attraction | "An amazing day out in the lakes. "

South Lakes Wild Animal Park Photo, Cumbria, England
Quote:
During the Easter holiday I took my kids to the Lake District for a few days and while we weren’t blessed with gorgeous weather we did have a lovely time. One of their favourite things we did during our trip was to visit South Lakes Wild Animal Park. South Lakes Wild Animal Park is the only open zoo in Cumbria and it was my first experience of visiting an open zoo but hopefully it will not be my last. Getting there was relatively easy by car. We were based just outside Lake Windermere and the park was located in Dalton in Furness which was about a 20 minute drive away. The journey was pretty straight forward and the park was well signposted so we had no troubles with finding it. Onc...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 17, 2012

South Lakes Wild Animal Park
Broughton Road - Dalton in Furness
Cumbria LA15 8JR
+44 1229 466086

Windermere Lake Cruises

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Attraction | "The best way to see all Windermere has to offer"

Windermere Lake Cruises Photo, Ambleside, England
Quote:
When we were in Windermere for a short break at Easter we made the most of the nice weather that was with us one day to take a cruise on the lake. Windermere lake cruises operate throughout the day and we decided to make a full day of it by buying the freedom of the lakes pass which meant we could hop on and off the ship at any of the stops it makes throughout the day. We thought this would be a good option for exploring some of the other towns on the lake that we hadn’t visited yet. The boats are large and comfortable with a sheltered below decks area and an above decks area where we could enjoy the sunshine and make the most of the beautiful views. There was also a bar on board whi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 17, 2012

Windermere Lake Cruises
Ambleside Pier
Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0EY
015394 32225

World of Beatrix Potter

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Attraction | "Utterly charming "

World of Beatrix Potter Photo, Cumbria, England
Quote:
I grew up reading Beatrix potter and I made sure that my children got to enjoy the stories so we were all excited as a family to go and visit the world of Beatrix Potter attraction in the Lake District on holiday. The world of Beatrix Potter is located in Bowness-on-Windermere near to the lake and is easy to find as it is really well signposted throughout the town. It is the only Beatrix Potter themed attraction in the whole of Europe so it was already down as something we had to go and see even before we arrived in Windermere. The beginning of the attraction is a film which shows every 20 minutes or so on Beatrix Potter. It isn’t very long lasting only 10 minutes so the ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 17, 2012

World of Beatrix Potter
Bowness-on-Windermere
Cumbria LA23 3BX
+44 15394 88444

Orrest Head

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Attraction | "One of the most beautiful views in all of England "

Orrest Head Photo, Windermere, England
Quote:
When coming to Windermere one thing that you absolutely have to do is take a walk somewhere up high so that you can appreciate the views as they are some of the most stunning in all of England if not the world. Not everyone has the fitness or the inclination to climb one of the surrounding mountains to get a view of the landscape but there are other shorter and less intense climbs all over the area. One of the best is Orrest Head. Because I was in Windermere with my children it wasn’t practical for us to climb a mountain as they would have struggled so I asked about and was told that Orrest Head would probably be the best place for us to go. Orrest Head is a hill that towers ab...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 19, 2012

Orrest Head
Lake District
Eastern Shores of Windermere

Holehird Gardens

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Attraction | "Stunning tranquil gardens "

Holehird Gardens Photo, Windermere, England
Quote:
Holehird gardens are a stunning set of gardens located in Windermere in the Lake District and are a lovely place to spend a nice sunny afternoon. The gardens are easily walkable from Windermere town and take about an hour to reach through some gorgeous scenery and countryside. You can also drive or take a bus but the walk is so enjoyable that this is definitely the route that I would recommend you take. Definitely stop by the reception which is open until 5 o’clock every night and pick up a couple of leaflets which tell you all about the gardens and offer some walking rotes through them. The walled garden is exactly what the name suggests and is an old kitchen garden which is n...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 14, 2012

Holehird Gardens
Patterdale Road
Windermere, England LA23
015394 46008

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brady58

brady58
Chester, United Kingdom

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