Winter is fast approaching in Windermere and this is one of the best times to visit the Lake District if you want an idyllic break in a peaceful location.
It may be chilly out on the fells, but we offer a warm welcome, and a choice of fabulous suites with their very own hot tubs, mood lighting, whirlpool baths and much more.
The Aphrodite´s Hotel is situated in a tranquil setting just minutes away from the country pubs, restaurants and cafés of Bowness Bay, where visitors can take a trip across Windermere on a Steamer. There is a tourist information centre at Bowness Bay where guests can find out where to go and what to do in the region.
If you want to enjoy the countryside, take a hike up Orrest Head at the top of Windermere. The climb is quite steep but it only takes around 20 minutes to reach the top, and the views over the lake are stunning. You can also stop off at different places of interest if you take a boat tour of the lake, and whether you want to hike around the shoreline or enjoy the attractions of Bowness Bay you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to see and do.
Grasmere, just 8 miles north of Windermere was described by William Wordsworth as: “The loveliest spot that man hath ever found.” Wordsworth fans can take a trip to Dove Cottage, Grasmere, Ambleside, and also tour Rydal Mount and Gardens, where the famous poet spent much of his working life, plus see Hawkshead Grammar School, where he first studied.
Founded in 1891, The Wordsworth Trust secured Dove Cottage ´for eternal possessions of all those who loved English poetry, all over the world.’ Situated in one of the most beautiful parts of the Lake District, The Wordsworth Museum tells the fascinating story of one of England´s finest poets, and his love of the Lake District.
Rydal Mount nestles between Lake Windermere, the Lake District fells and Rydal Water, and was Wordsworth´s favourite home between 1813 and 1850. Visitors can wander through the house, which is still owned by the descendants of the famous poet.
Kendal, which lies 7 miles to the east of Windermere, boasts plenty of great attractions to suit all tastes and budgets, including:
Abbot Hall Art Gallery, where visitors can enjoy works of art in this beautiful Georgian villa on the edge of the Lake District. The gallery also offers a range of educational activities, lectures and events, to keep the whole family entertained.
Winter is a great time to visit Windermere if you want to escape the summer crowds, and enjoy the very best of the fells, the attractions and the stunning lakeside scenery.