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Explore the best of Bowness with an islands cruise and Beatrix Potter attraction.

Explore the best of Bowness with an islands cruise and Beatrix Potter attraction.

Best of Bowness

A cruise and visit to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

This option combines Windermere Lake Cruises scenic Islands Cruise with a visit to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. The Islands Cruise is a delightful sightseeing cruise from Bowness Bay (with full commentary) to enjoy the magnificent mountain scenery, lovely secluded bays, shoreline and the many wooded islands around the central lake. The World of Beatrix Potter is a vibrant family attraction bringing to life all 23 enchanting stories in a magical recreation of the beautiful lake district countryside. The exhibition features famous characters from the book including peter rabbit and Mrs. Tiggywinkle, and the outdoor Peter Rabbit Garden offers visitors a timeless view of Mr. McGregor’s vegetable patch. Children can enjoy a free activity sheet whilst adults absorb themselves in Miss Potter’s history in the fascinating virtual world and interactive area.

Best of Bowness Includes

Prices (Valid until 31 March 2024)

Prices for this package start from (see table below). Contact us for more information.


Coach Drivers

For great incentives and useful information for tour operators and drivers call 015394 43360. Windermere Lake Cruises has ample parking for coaches at both Lakeside and Bowness piers and there is space for dropping off at Ambleside (Waterhead) Pier. View our interactive map with information about parking, piers and their location around the lake.

On-Board Facilities

Toilets are available on all of our ‘Steamers’ and modern launches (check for disabled access). Many of our Vessels have licensed bars and/or tea bars. So whilst enjoying the marvellous panoramic views, why not treat yourself to a tipple of your choice, or how about a warming soup to prepare you for your journey home?

Facilities for Wheelchair Users

Wheelchair users are strongly advised to call and confirm which vessel is operating which service. Our ‘Steamers’ are suitable for wheelchair users but onboard toilet facilities can only be reached by means of stairs. However there are adapted toilets at Lakeside, Bowness and Ambleside, and ‘Radar’ facilities close to Ambleside and Bowness Piers. The Main saloons are wheelchair accessible on the Teal and the Swan but not on the Tern (although there is ample covered accommodation).

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