Top 10 Free Things To Do and Attractions in Windermere

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Top 10 Free Things To Do and Attractions in Windermere

Lakes Aquarium
Lakes Aquarium
4.1 (2064 ratings)4 (798 ratings)
Aquarium with freshwater and marine life, featuring an underwater otter tunnel and stingrays.
Lakeside, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, LA12 8AS, United Kingdom
AquariumNature & ParksCafeGift shop
Mentioned by Holgates Cottage Collection
Ten Of The Best Days Out In The South Lake District, Cumbria
"Not too far from the Motor Museum, you’ll find the Lakes Aquarium, which showcases all of the marine life that populates the area’s lakes, as well as nearby Morecambe Bay. As well as local creatures such as pike, arctic charr and thornback rays, you’ll see species from all over the world too, such as clownfish and piranha, as well as a selection of mammals, reptiles and amphibians, such as otters and frogs. One of the highlights is the underwater tunnel section, which allows you to feel as though you’re exploring the depths of Lake Windermere."
National Trust - Wray Castle
National Trust - Wray Castle
4 (2613 ratings)3.5 (1631 ratings)
Neo-gothic 1800s castle featuring a kid-friendly interior with play rooms, plus lakeside grounds.
Low Wray, Ambleside, LA22 0JA, United Kingdom
Historical landmarkSights & LandmarksCastles
Mentioned by Visit Cumbria
Things to Do in Windermere | Attractions & Places to Visit
"One of the best rainy day places to visit in Windermere for families, Wray Castle is a rambling mock-Gothic castle with masses of indoor and outdoor space. Things to do include dressing up, giant foam brick building & a Peter Rabbit experience. On the shore of the lake, it’s great for sunny days too ….more things to do here >>"
Mentioned by Lake District National Park
Things to do in Windermere
"Families can explore the activity rooms inside the castle, where there’s plenty of space for creative play. With a natural playground in the grounds and a path to spacious grassy area on the lakeshore, its a great for the whole family whatever the weather."
Mentioned by ivythwaitelodge.co.uk
Close Attractions - Ivythwaite Lodge, guest house in Windermere
"Wray Castle is a Victorian neo-gothic building at Claife in the English county of Cumbria. The house and grounds have belonged to the National Trust since 1929, but the house has only recently opened to the public on a regular basis."
National Trust - Fell Foot Park
National Trust - Fell Foot Park
4.6 (1467 ratings)4.5 (369 ratings)
Family-friendly spot with cafe and space/facilities for games, picnics, swimming and boating.
Newby Bridge, Ulverston, LA12 8NN, United Kingdom
ParkNature & Parks
Mentioned by ivythwaitelodge.co.uk
Close Attractions - Ivythwaite Lodge, guest house in Windermere
"Fell Foot Park is situated on the south shores of Lake Windermere just off the A592 and in the care of The National Trust. The Victorian park is open daily with its eighteen [18] acre grounds that have been restored to its former glory in which you will see in spring and early summer displays of daffodils and rhododendrons. The park in winter is open with limited facilities."
Mentioned by Visit Cumbria
Things to Do in Windermere | Attractions & Places to Visit
"Things to do in this Windermere lake shore park include picnics, paddling, duck feeding and rowing boat hire. There is National Trust gift shop and tea room. Fell Foot is on the Windermere Lake Cruises route and connects to Lakeside Pier for other top Windermere attractions.….things to do here >>"
Mentioned by Lake District National Park
Things to do in Windermere
"This Victorian park, restored to its former glory, offers substantial access to the lakeshore, where there are leisure facilities. Fine picnic areas, a cafe and rowing boat and kayak hire make it an ideal day out for families."
Brockhole on Windermere, The Lake District Visitor Centre
Brockhole on Windermere, The Lake District Visitor Centre
4.6 (2061 ratings)4 (1126 ratings)
Outdoor attraction with a range of activities, from mini-golf & zip-lines to kayaking & archery.
The Lake District Visitor Centre, Windermere, LA23 1LJ, United Kingdom
Visitor centerArchery rangeArt galleryGardenGift shopHistorical landmarkOutdoor activity organiserPlaygroundRestaurantNature & Wildlife Areas
Mentioned by Holgates Cottage Collection
Ten Of The Best Days Out In The South Lake District, Cumbria
"Brockhole is the official visitor centre of the Lake District, located on the shores of Lake Windermere. While it’s a great place to relax by England’s biggest lake, there’s also plenty to see and do during a visit to Brockhole, whether it’s simply walking through the meadows and woodland or having a go at the Treetop Trek course or even hiring a canoe to adventure onto Lake Windermere. As you can see, there’s so much to see and do for the whole family in the South Lakes area, so why not stop by for a few nights at Holgates holiday cottages here in Silverdale?"
Mentioned by Mini Travellers - Family Travel & Family Holiday Tips
6 Family Fun Adventures in Windermere | Lake District
"In collaboration with Cumbria Tourism, we had been lucky enough to be provided with tickets for some activities at Brockhole. Located a few miles from Bowness and on the way to Ambleside, Brockhole is an absolute gem of a day out for families. There is a real mix of activities on offer for all ages and although you have to pay for parking, there are lots of activities that are free to take part in (although you will be tempted by the abundance of activities on offer that you do need to pay for so be prepared!)."
Mentioned by Lake District National Park
Things to do in Windermere
"Enjoy the famous adventure playground, paddle in the lake, and explore the fabulous Mawson designed gardens with good pushchair and wheelchair access. Hire a boat on the lake, with motor boats, rowing boats, kayaks and paddle boards for hire. Challenge yourself with archery, laser clay or inside caving."
National Trust - Wordsworth House and Garden
National Trust - Wordsworth House and Garden
4.5 (468 ratings)4.5 (423 ratings)
Historic former home of Wordsworth, featuring period details, tours & educational programs.
Main St, Cockermouth, CA13 9RX, United Kingdom
Sights & LandmarksArchitectural BuildingsEducational sitesHistoric Sites
Mentioned by Fodor's Choice
Sights in The Lake District
"Cockermouth was the birthplace of William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy, whose childhood home was this 18th-century town house, carefully…"
Loughrigg Fell
Loughrigg Fell
4.9 (111 ratings)5 (513 ratings)
Popular hilltop hiking trail offering sweeping views of area ridges, valleys & Lake Windermere.
Ambleside, LA22 9HQ, United Kingdom
Mountain peakNature & ParksHistoric Walking AreasMountains
Derwentwater
Derwentwater
4.8 (261 ratings)5 (2581 ratings)
Bordered by fells & ancient woodlands, this 5-km.-long lake offers a network of footpaths & boating.
Keswick, UK
LakeNature & ParksBodies of Water
Rydal Mount & Gardens
Rydal Mount & Gardens
4.5 (447 ratings)4.5 (242 ratings)
Wordsworth's rustic family home with displays of his work and portraits plus lake views and gardens.
Rydal Mount, Rydal, Ambleside LA22 9LU, United Kingdom
Historical place museumNature & ParksGardenHistoric Sites
Mentioned by Lonely Planet Top Choices
Top things to do in Cumbria & the Lakes
"The poet William Wordsworth's most famous residence in the Lake District is undoubtedly Dove Cottage, but he actually spent a great deal more time at Rydal Mount, 1.5 miles northwest of Ambleside, off the A591. This was the Wordsworth family's home from 1813 until the poet's death in 1850 and the house contains a treasure trove of Wordsworth memorabilia. Bus 555 (and bus 599 from April to October) stops at the end of the drive."
Brougham Castle
Brougham Castle
4.5 (644 ratings)4.5 (178 ratings)
13th-century riverside castle with passages and spiral staircases to explore, plus valley views.
Moor Ln, Penrith, CA10 2AA, United Kingdom
CastleSights & LandmarksHeritage buildingHistorical landmarkAncient RuinsHistoric Sites
Windermere
Windermere
4.7 (942 ratings)4.5 (3633 ratings)
This large glacial ribbon lake features 18 islands, plus ferries & other boating activities.
United Kingdom
LakeNature & ParksBodies of Water

Top Best Chinese Restaurants in Windermere

The Golden Boat Chinese Takeaway
The Golden Boat Chinese Takeaway
4 (81 ratings)
24 Queen St, Penrith, CA11 7XD, United Kingdom
Chinese takeawayChinese restaurantFast food restaurant
China Cottage
China Cottage
4 (102 ratings)
7 Lake Rd, Ambleside, LA22 0AD, United Kingdom
Chinese restaurant
Silk Road
Silk Road
3.9 (67 ratings)
58 Main St, Keswick, CA12 5JT, United Kingdom
Chinese takeawayCantonese restaurantChinese noodle restaurantChinese restaurantDelivery Chinese restaurantFast food restaurantHong Kong style fast food restaurantTakeout RestaurantRestaurantRice restaurant

Best Dinner Places to Eat in Windermere

Cranstons Cumbrian Foodhall & Cafe Oswald's
Cranstons Cumbrian Foodhall & Cafe Oswald's
4.5 (1379 ratings)
Ullswater Rd, Penrith, CA11 7EH, United Kingdom
Grocery storeCafeRestaurant
Mentioned by Things To Do
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"Ullswater Road, Penrith CA11 7EH EnglandCafe, BritishBreakfast, Lunch, BrunchTakeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Table Service, Free Wifi[email protected]+44 1768 868680https://www.cranstons.net/cafe-oswalds.html"
The George Hotel, Restaurant & Bar
The George Hotel, Restaurant & Bar
4.4 (691 ratings)
Traditional 17th-century coaching inn with free breakfast, regional dining and a cosy pub.
3 St John's St, Keswick, CA12 5AZ, United Kingdom
HotelBarInnRestaurant
The Rooster
The Rooster
4.3 (287 ratings)
27 Ullswater Rd, Penrith, CA11 7EH, United Kingdom
Bar & grillBreakfast restaurantBritish restaurantCafeEnglish restaurantEuropean restaurantRestaurant

Best Takeout Food Restaurants in Windermere

Café Hope
Café Hope
4.3 (483 ratings)
Lake Rd, Keswick, CA12 5DG, United Kingdom
CafeCoffee shopDog cafeFamily restaurantIce cream shopTakeout RestaurantMiniature golf coursePitch and putt courseTea house
The Picnic Box, Ambleside Hot and Cold Food
The Picnic Box, Ambleside Hot and Cold Food
5 (39 ratings)
1 Lake Rd, Ambleside, LA22 0AD, United Kingdom
Sandwich shopCake shopCatering food and drink supplierFast food restaurantTakeout Restaurant
Spicy Kitchen
Spicy Kitchen
4.1 (53 ratings)
7 Devonshire St, Penrith, CA11 7SR, United Kingdom
Indian takeawayFast food restaurantKebab shopPizza deliveryPizza Takeout
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