Luxury hotels in Windermere offer a choice of stunning attractions, including hot tub suites, four poster beds, mood lighting, whirlpool baths and even patios with hammocks and garden furniture.
If you are looking for a romantic hotel in Windermere, a vast range of options include guest houses, spa hotels, boutique hotels and five star luxury hotels are situated close to the Lake shore.
Windermere is a perfect place to base yourself if you are planning to explore the Lakes or celebrate a special occasion and all the major attractions are situated nearby in Bowness Bay.
The beauty of Windermere is that whatever you choose to do, everything is within easy reach. Popular outdoor activities include hiking, walking, climbing, cycling, or taking a boat trip across Windermere.
Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre, the Lakes Aquarium and Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts House in Bowness also come highly recommended and are well worth a visit.
Luxury hotels in Windermere may also include full spa facilities offering beauty treatments. Imagine a day out exploring the Lakeland countryside followed by a pampering spa treatment or a long soak in your very own hot tub … heaven!
Luxury Lake District hotels also provide perfect accommodation if you are celebrating a wedding, a honeymoon or a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary.
Romantic poets, William Wordsworth, Robert Southey and Samuel Taylor Coleridge were three of the Lake District´s most famous former residents. Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount, both former homes of William Wordsworth are open to the public, and give a glimpse into the life of England´s Poet Laureate when he lived in Cumbria.
The Lake District first became famous as a tourist resort in Victorian times when wealthy families would travel to Cumbria to ´take in´ the fresh lake air, which they believed would benefit their health.
Tourism numbers in the Lake District increased dramatically in the early 19th century thanks to the establishment of railway links in areas such as Kendal and Windermere. These railway links made the Lake District much more accessible to working people, and it was no longer just the haunt of the rich.
To accommodate the huge numbers of visitors, new attractions and facilities were introduced, including the steamer boats, made the Lake District an exciting and interesting place for holidays and brought economic growth to the local area.
Rich in culture and history with a range of museums, stately homes, country pubs and upmarket restaurants, the Lake District offers something for everyone, whatever time of year you choose to visit.
Today over 16 million visitors flock to the Lake District each year to enjoy the scenery, the walks, the vast range of attractions, the luxury hotels and of course, the world-famous Lakes.