Windermere in the Lake District is one of the most beautiful places in England. If you are planning a romantic weekend or special celebration, stay in the beautiful new Windermere Tranquil Retreat. The personal spa suites have everything you need, from your private hot tub coupled with the all important mini-bar.
Things to do in Windermere, Lake District
Hire a rowing boat or take a trip across the lake on a steamer from Lakeside, Bowness Bay or Ambleside. If you buy a full day ticket, you can hop on and off the boat at places of interest along the route, or combine a boat ride with a walking tour of the shores of Windermere.
Equally Windermere is one of the most beautiful places in the UK to stretch your legs. If you fancy a walk into the countryside, there are plenty of routes to take. Levels of difficulty range from easy to difficult, and whether you fancy a gentle stroll around the lake, or a more challenging hill walk, you will find plenty of choice around Windermere. There are also a great range of pubs, together with restaurants and cafés close to the lake, where you can stop off for refreshments.
Enjoy a picnic, visit a listed building or take a hot air balloon ride!
There are plenty of places to enjoy the view around Windermere and enjoy a picnic. You can take your lunch with you and find a host of picnic spots off the beaten track. Buy some local cheese, home-baked bread as well as a bottle of champagne and enjoy a picnic by the lake. Many of the farm shops open early and are often the best places to buy Cumbrian produce at its best.
Levens Hall is an incredible property with Grade 1 listed gardens that date back to 1694. The main hall is open to visitors, offering a fascinating insight into the early lives of the Bellingham family. Postcards are available in the gift shop to send to friends and family.
You can enjoy a bird´s eye view of the Lake District from a hot air balloon. Take your loved one up, up and away over Windermere. It makes for a wonderful champagne moment from your hot air balloon. Romantic hot air balloon trips are available from many sites around the Lake District.
Windermere Tranquil Retreat
If you are planning a special trip to Windermere, why not book into one of the stunning new suites at the Windermere Tranquil Retreat? The Garden Suite, Penthouse Suite and the Retreat offer awesome facilities. These including luxurious bathrooms with standalone copper baths, along with his and hers double walk in showers. Not to mention outside of the bathroom you will find illuminated relaxation beds, 42” TV’s and much more.
If you can drag yourselves out of the Windermere Tranquil Retreat, Windermere and Bowness are home to some of the best attractions in the Lake District. As a matter of fact, why not visit them all. Within easy reach you will find the likes of the Lakes Aquarium, Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre and the Beatrix Potter Attraction. Then of course there are the Windermere Lake Cruises.