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Thursday, 24 April 2014

What's on in Windermere

Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre

Find out more: http://www.lake-district.gov.uk
Description: Visitor centre with interactive exhibitions, Mawson gardens, adventure playground, shop and information centre. Lakeshore access for all.
Facilities:

  • Business support
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Disabled access
  • Free broadband internet in bedrooms
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Guided tours mandatory
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wedding receptions

Directions: Conveniently located on A591 between Windermere and Ambleside, or cruise from Waterhead.

Townend
Find out more: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Description: A real Lakeland hidden treasure set in the beautiful village of Troutbeck, this 17thC solid stone and slate house sits imposingly on the hillside, its huge chimneys typical of the area.
Facilities:

  • Guided tours for groups
  • Metered broadband internet in bedrooms
  • Guided tours mandatory

Directions: Follow the brown signs from the A591 between Windermere and Ambleside.

The World of Beatrix Potter

Find out more: http://www.hop-skip-jump.com/
Description: A magical indoor attraction that brings to life all 23 Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit tales. Meet all your favourite characters and find out more about Miss Potter herself.

Facilities:

  • Business support
  • Disabled access
  • Free broadband internet in bedrooms
  • Guided tours for groups
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wedding receptions

Directions: In the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere, just off Lake Road.

The Old Laundry Theatre
Find out more: http://www.oldlaundrytheatre.co.uk/
Description: Situated in the centre of Bowness, the Old Laundry is the home to 2 attractions, the World of Beatrix Potter and the Old Laundry Theatre.

Directions: Centre of Bowness-on-Windermere on Crag Brow.

Country Adventures
Description: Country Adventures offers a selection of walking, multi activity and special interest holidays and adventure weekends in the Lake District for individuals and groups.

Directions: Directions given on booking.

Holehird Gardens
Find out more: http://www.holehirdgardens.org.uk/
Description: Superb Lakeland setting for 10-acre hillside garden. Registered Charity No 259847. Limited disabled access. Groups strictly by appointment.
Directions: On A592 between Windermere and Troutbeck.

Blackwell, The Arts & Craft House

Find out more: http://www.blackwell.org.uk/
Description: Blackwell is one of Britain's finest and most important houses from the turn of the last century, situated in a stunning setting overlooking lake Windermere.
Facilities:

  • Disabled access

Free broadband internet in bedrooms
Guided tours for individuals
Mobile phone coverage
Directions: Follow A5074 from Bowness, Lyth Valley Road, then take B5360 located 1 mile from Bowness. Blue RAC signs provided.

Watermill Inn

Find out more: http://www.watermillinn.co.uk/
Description: The Watermill Inn is a traditional family-run free house within the Lake District National Park.
Facilities:

  • Business support
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Free broadband internet in bedrooms
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Wedding receptions

Directions: From M6 jct 36, 2 miles east of Windermere on the left, as you enter the village of Ings, from A591, behind the church.

Lindeth Fell Country House Hotel

Find out more: http://www.lindethfell.co.uk/
Description: Six acres of lawns and landscaped grounds.
Directions: One mile south of Bowness on A5074.

Matson Ground Estate

Find out more: http://www.matsonground.co.uk/
Description: Ornamental garden.

Windy Hall

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Description: Owner designed and maintained garden.
Directions: Eight miles north west of Kendal. On B5284 up Linthwaite Country House hotel driveway.
Directions: From Kendal turn right off B5284 signposted heathwaite, 100yds after Windermere golf club. Garden on left after 0.3m.

Lakeside Hotel
Find out more: http://www.lakesidehotel.co.uk/
Description: Lakeside Hotel, possibly the finest four star hotel in the Lake District has a spectacular location on the shores of Lake Windermere.
Facilities:

  • Business support
  • Disabled access
  • Free broadband internet in bedrooms
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Mobile phone coverage

Directions: Just 15 minutes drive from the M6, 90 minutes from Manchester Airport and Leeds, while being equidistant from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Birmingham. Only 3.5 hours direct by train from London Euston, but once here you'll feel a million miles away from them all! By car: From jct 36 of the M6 follow the signs for the A590 Barrow and South Lakes, to Newby Bridge. Go straight on at the roundabout and take the next right over the bridge and follow this road for 1 mile. This will bring you to the hotel right on the shores of Lake Windermere. Or simply follow the brown and white visitor direction sign for 'Lakeside Cruises' from the M6.

Brackenrigg Lodge & Windy Hall

Name: Brackenrigg Lodge & Windy Hall
Town: Windermere
Description: Venue for National Garden Scheme charity garden open day.
Directions: From Bowness turn onto A5074 signposted Kendal. After approximately 0.5 miles fork left into Windy Hall Road. Brackenrigg is on the left at the top of the road about 100yds before jct with B5284.

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