Whether you are planning a walking holiday, a romantic break or simply a few days away from the hustle and bustle in Windermere, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to places to stay.
Spa hotels in Windermere with spa suites and hot tub rooms are some of the most sought after accommodation types in the Lakes.
The Lake District is famous for being home to famous poets and writers, including William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge, who were inspired by the breath-taking local scenery.
The Lake District is also a great place for outdoor activities, including climbing, hiking, sailing and walking.
Enjoy a boat trip across Windermere and see some of the stunning landscapes which first attracted the Victorians to the lakes over 200 years ago. Early tourists from all parts of England believed the lakes and the clear mountain air to be beneficial to their health.
A Windermere Lake Cruise from Bowness will also drop you off at the Lakes Aquarium which has won several awards for its entertaining and educational tours.
Windermere spa hotels are among the most sought after places to stay in the Lakes.
For more information about the history of the Lake District, take a trip to Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre in Bowness and enjoy the stunning gardens.
Nearby Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts House, boasts stunning architecture and artefacts dating back centuries.
No weekend in the Lakes would be complete without a trip to Dove Cottage, William Wordsworth´s former home in Grasmere. Situated just eight miles from Windermere, Dove Cottage is open to the public and offers an insight into the life and times of the great poet who resided in the Lake District for most of his life.
Windermere and Bowness are home to some of the Lake District´s best pubs, cafés and restaurants. Real ale fans will be spoilt for choice in Windermere, and whether you are looking for fine dining, a lunch time snack or local Cumbrian cuisine, you will find it all within easy reach of the lake.
Lovers of the great outdoors should head for Helvellyn, Scafell or Skiddaw which offers climbs and hikes of varying difficulty. Enjoy a walk through the Borrowdale valley or go boating at Derwent Water or Ullswater.
A weekend in the Lake District may not be enough time to explore everything, but some of the most famous landmarks, accessible by public transport or Mountain Goat Tours, include: Hardknott Roman Fort, the Furness Abbey, the Castlerigg Stone Circle, or the historical tunnels of the Honister Slate Mine. For amazing views and lavish nature, go for a walk at the Great Langdale, admire the valley of Borrowdale, or visit Tarn Hows, which is often claimed to be the most beautiful spot of the Lakes.
Whatever you decide to do in the Lakes, if you base yourself in a Windermere spa hotel you can enjoy a wealth of attractions plus some of the most beautiful hot tub suites and spa rooms in England.