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Windermere Lake Cruises

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Boat trips on England’s largest lake, Windermere, depart from the piers down in the lakeside village of Bowness. You can turn up most days and guarantee a trip – only in really bad weather are cruises cancelled – and the choice is between short circular cruises and the point-to-point boat services that run north to Brockhole visitor centre and Ambleside or south to Lakeside. All sorts of tickets are available, including hop-on-hop-off Freedom of the Lake tickets and combo tickets with other nearby attractions.

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Prices vary; short cruises, adults from £7.40, family ticket £20; Freedom of the Lake ticket (valid 24hr),adults £18, family ticket £48.60.


  • Boating & Canoeing

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  • Countryside
  • Waterside


Daily departures, with services every 30–60min in school holidays and at weekends.

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