Lakeland Motor Museum
WIth a free shuttle bus from our Lakeside Pier, the museum is a great place to visit, whatever the weather. Tickets that combine a lake cruise and museum entry are available to buy online.
Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway
Climb aboard this wonderful steam train that weaves its way through the lakeland countryside. The railway terminates in Lakeside right next to our pier. Joint tickets are avaiable to buy online.
National Trust - Wray Castle
A mock-Gothic castle sitting on the shores of Lake Windermere with turrets, towers and informal grounds. Accessible via our Green Cruise or Walker's Ticket, please note that our tickets do not include entry to castle.
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
Explore this wonderful landscape where the Beatrix Potter's tales are brought to life. Conveniently located 5 minutes walk from our Bowness Pier, where cruises set off for Ambleside, Brockhole and Lakeside.
National Trust - Fell Foot
Fell Foot on the southern shores of Windermere is a great family day out with playgrounds and picnic areas. The Fell Foot Ferry conveniently links the parkland to our Lakeside Pier with a shuttle bus service to the Lakeland Motor Museum (Summer season only).
National Trust - Hill Top
Visit Beatrix Potter's 17th-century farmhouse overlooking Windermere to gain a fascinating insight into the author's life. Take our seasonal Bowness to Ferry House service with a link to Mountain Goat bus to get to this attraction.
Holker Hall and Gardens
Local stately home and gardens. Our group package called Victorian Days includes a visit to this attraction.
1500m of giant trampolines, walkways, slides and tunnels all made out of netting suspended in ancient woodland near to Brockhole Pier.
Ropes advernture course ideal for anyone aged 5 an above. Conveniently loacted near to Brockhole Pier.
Travel and Transport
Cumbria Tourism - Go Lakes
Official tourism website from Cumbria Tourism with a huge range of events, attractions and accommodation information.
Information about Stagecoach and the bus services they provide around the Lake District National Park.
Public transport planner.
First TransPennine Express
Rail information and timetables from Windermere Railway Station (20 minutes walk or 5 minutes bus ride from our Bowness Pier)
Lake District On Board
Independent travel guide describing all bus, boat and train services in The Lake District.
Great Britain Enthusiasts / Groot-Brittannië Liefhebbers
Top quality guide to The Lake District and the UK for English and Dutch-speaking travellers.
Lakeside Hotel & Spa
Luxury 4-star hotel on the shores of Windermere and 2 minutes walk from our Lakeside Pier
English Lakes Hotels
A group of individually styled Lake District and Lancashire 4 star hotels including Low Wood Bay & Waterhead hotels on the Windermere lake-shore & The Wild Boar near Bowness.
Cumbria Grand Hotel
The Cumbria Grand Hotel, built in 1880, is located 15 minutes from the M6 and is only a short drive from our piers at Lakeside and Bowness
South Lakes Hotels
Explore the fells, lakes, villages, villages and towns to the west of Windermere from the centrally placed Newbiy Bridge Hotel or Cuckoo Brow Inn.
Swallow Hotel at Carlisle offers 2 and 3 night hotel packages that incude 2 return tickets of our cruises.
A wide range of quality holiday cottages in the Lake District
Premier Inn Hotel
A convenient town centre location and and a great place to explore the southerm Lake District.
Holiday Inn, Lancaster
Handy for the M6 motorway in Lancaster and only 40 minutes from our Bowness Pier
Situated at the south of the Lake Windermere, this hotel is convenient for our Lakeside PIer and Lakeland Motor Museum.
The Lakeland Cottage Company
A choice of 90 luxury Lake District cottages and self-accomodation.
A wide selection of self catering holiday cottages in the Lake District.
Coppermines & Lakes Cottages
A selection of self-catering accommodation across central and southern Lake District.
Hillthwaite Hotel, Windermere
Hillthwaite Hotel is a stylish and comfortable hotel with fine dining and breathtaking views over the lake.
Good Life Cottage Company
A local family-run business providing a beautiful selection of quality Lake District Holiday Cottages.
A selection of fine holiday cottages in the Lake District and across the rest of the UK.
AA 4-Star bed and breakfast quietly situated atop a hill next to The Dales Way Footpath, and just 5 minutes’ walk to Bowness centre and Lake Windermere. Guest rooms boast stunning views of Lake and fells
Cedar Manor Hotel & Restaurant
Award winning hotel and restaurant in Windermere village (the hotel is a 20 minute downhill walk from Bowness Pier or a short bus or taxi ride).
Lakeland Holiday Park (Official Haven Site)
Lakeland Holiday Park is set in a scenic Lake District location less than 35 minutes from our Lakeside Pier on Windermere.
Part of the popular Travelodge chain, Kendal Travelodge is on the edge of the Lake District national park on the A590.
A cottage booking company with a fantastic selection of hand-picked properties located around Windermere, the Lake District and across the UK.
Hot Tub Holidays
Log cabin breaks and hot tub accomodation around Windermere, the Lake District and across the UK.
Other useful information
Local Lakeland brewery with a fine selection of craft ales and proudly served on board our vessels.
Get up-to-date weather information about your day in the Lake District.
An organisation inspiring people to care for Cumbria's natural environment through responsible tourism. Windermere Lake Cruises is a member.
A great site in Japanese providing local information on places to see, stay and visit whilst on holiday in the Lake District. 湖水地方で休日にしながらを参照してください滞在し、訪問する場所のローカルな情報を提供する日本におけるすばらしいサイト。
A great community resource with events calendar, news and useful links
Jesters decorate our boats with their beautiful balloons for private charters. Please contact them direct for more information
Brackens of Bowness
Brackens provide quality bouquets and floral arrangements for our private and group charters. Please contact them direct for more information.
Lake District Drives
An independent website featuring scenic drives around The Lake District and tourist attractions.
Lake District China Forum
A great site in Chinese providing local information on places to see, stay and visit whilst on holiday in the Lake District. 一个超实用的中文信息提供网站，里面包括了在湖区的一切吃住行的攻略.
Dog Friendly Lakes
Your home for discovering dog friendly accommodation, places to eat, days out and services across The Lake District.