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New Bus Loop to Wray Castle extends ‘Cross Lakes Experience’

Published: 28th March 2013

It’s now even easier to explore the South and Central Lakes completely car-free, with the launch of a bus link to the Victorian, gothic-style Wray Castle on the western shore of Windermere. The new bus loop between Hawkshead and Wray Castle is part of the newly-extended ‘Cross Lakes Experience’ which enables passengers to travel easily between a range of popular visitor attractions across a wide area spanning Windermere, Coniston and Grizedale Forest.

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Older Generation to enjoy 75% saving on the Lake District's most popular Tourist Attraction

Published: 6th March 2013

Pensioners Days launched for April and May 2013. From Lancaster to Carlisle, Workington to Penrith, pensioners from throughout Cumbria and North Lancashire can enjoy a day out on Windermere for under a fiver this Spring,

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‘Cross Lakes Experience’ gets underway for February half-term

Published: 8th February 2013

Families can leave the hassle of driving at home this February half term, with the launch of the ‘Cross Lakes Experience’ ticket in the heart of the English Lake District. Windermere Lake Cruises has teamed up with tour specialists Mountain Goat and The National Trust to bring the service to the shores of Windermere and beyond. With daily services from Sat 16 – Sun 24 February, the Cross Lakes Experience links up England’s largest lake with Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s House and Hawkshead, two of the locations most synonymous with one of the Lake District’s best loved inhabitants, children’s author Beatrix Potter.

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Windermere Lake Cruises set sail for ‘ultimate travel trade event of 2013’

Published: 17th January 2013

Windermere Lake Cruises will be showcasing a range of value for money, family days out at BOBI (Best of Britain and Ireland) 2013. We will be at the Birmingham’s NEC, 13-14 March 2013, for the event alongside a number of other key Cumbrian attractions such as the Lakeland Motor Museum.

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Family-friendly festive fun on Windermere

Published: 13th November 2012

Windermere Lake Cruises is helping families celebrate in style this December with a series of festive Santa cruises. The 90 minute ‘Santa Specials’ will set off from Bowness in the run up to Christmas, taking in the stunning landscape of wintry Windermere from the warm and cosy surroundings of a boat beautifully decked out in traditional Christmas decorations.

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New ‘Shop and Cruise’ Winter Warmer launched

Published: 29th October 2012

Visitors to the Lake District are set to start 2013 in style with a relaxing seasonal cruise on England’s largest lake, coupled with some retail therapy at one of the region’s premier shopping outlet centres. Windermere Lake Cruises and K Village, the Lakes Outlet, have joined together to offer a great day out to coach passengers looking for a unique mix of bargains, followed by a memorable boat trip - complete with some winter warmer treats.

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Jump aboard Windermere’s Halloween Ghost Ship, with the UK's leading storyteller

Published: 25th September 2012

A 145 foot ‘Ghost Ship’ will be taking to the waters of England’s largest lake this half term, complete with spooky tales from the UK’s first official Laureate for Storytelling Taffy Thomas MBE. Windermere’s oldest and most iconic steamer MV Tern will be decked out in Halloween-themed decorations on Sunday 28 October 2012, to mark some of the ghostly goings on in and around Lake Windermere down the centuries.

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Popular ‘Pensioner Days’ return for record tenth autumn season

Published: 6th September 2012

Windermere’s popular ‘Pensioner Days’ are proving so popular they’re returning for a record tenth autumn season from this Friday 7 September – giving the older generation substantial savings on cruises around the lake. Any retiree living in the CA and LA postcodes is eligible for the special discounts, available every Friday from 7 September up to and including 2 November.

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Free bus service more than doubles number of passengers

Published: 4th September 2012

The South Lakes FreeRider, a free bus service linking some of the Lake District’s most prominent attractions, has welcomed almost 7,000 passengers during just 30 days. That compares to 3,000 passengers during the same period in 2011. The service is the result of an innovative collaboration between a group of local businesses, who joined together to fund and implement this great new way to get around.

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Another top ten for Windermere Lake Cruises!

Published: 1st August 2012

Windermere Lake Cruises is one of only four attractions outside London to make England’s top ten most popular paid for visitor attractions, according to figures released by VisitEngland today. The latest Annual Visitor Attractions Survey collated by the national tourism body shows that Windermere Lake Cruises ranks in the top ten list of paid for visitor attractions in England in company with iconic attractions such as Stonehenge and Kew Gardens.

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