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Things to Do in Windermere

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Windermere and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Windermere activities? We have 23 tour ideas.


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Day Trips

Full Day Lake Explorer Tour from Windermere

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 83.80


This Lake District full day tour explores the scenic highlights plus some hidden gems that cannot be seen from the tour bus window. It is a small group tour with time to walk to the magnificent waterfall at Aira Force, visit traditional Lakeland tearooms for lunch and visit our favourite Lakes. On a small group tour you will see more, experience more and benefit from a flexible itinerary that takes account of the weather and... Read More

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Beatrix Potter’s Lakeland Tour from Windermere Including Lake Cruise

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 60.23


Discover the locations that inspired Beatrix Potter on a 4.5-hour Lake District afternoon tour. Embark on a cruise across the majestic Lake Windermere, England's largest lake. Visit Hill Top farm, Beatrix Potter's former home, and see the landscapes that inspired some of her books. Continue on to... Read More

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The High Adventure: High Mountain Passes Spectacular from Windermere

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 57.61


Nothing in Britain surpasses the grandeur of Lakeland's central mountains. The route on this full-day trip is that fashioned by Emperor Hadrians's Roman legions in the first century AD. You will travel over the steepest passes in England, pausing to view the extensive remains of Hardknott Roman... Read More

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The Romans and Hadrian’s Wall Day Tour from Windermere

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 64.16


Follow the along segments of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 8.5-hour Hadrian's Wall tour travels out of the Lake District and up toward the Scottish Borders. The main focus of the day is the 'wall' of which you travel along the many 'mile castles' and 'towers'. During your day you will have... Read More

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Day Trips

The Yorkshire Dales Tour from Windermere

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 57.61


Explores the very best of the Yorkshire Dales in one day!<br /><br />This tour visits the spectacular Dales, taking in Swaledale and Wensleydale. Even though 8 million people visit this National Park every year, it is a peaceful and tranquil area, with beautiful scenery.<br /><br />This tour is your chance to see and explore the real Yorkshire Dales!

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Day Trips

The Best of the Lakes Small-Group Day Trip from Windermere

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours 15 minutes
Priced From: USD 65.47


See the best of the Lakes in this full day tour from Windermere. Only have one day in the Lakes’ This tour takes you to the best scenery in the Lake District, seeing the stunning lakes, mountains and views. The morning focuses on the legendary mountain passes with the afternoon... Read More

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Day Trips

Borrowdale, Buttermere and Beyond: Spectacular Ten Lakes Day Trip from Windermere

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 57.61


This small-group full-day tour covers Ten Lakes, three mountain passes and a lake cruise, a beautiful waterfall, Castlerigg Stone Circle and the ancient township of Keswick for lunch. Certainly the most comprehensive, popular and satisfying tour in the Lake District, visiting central, north,... Read More

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Full-day Tours

Lake District Tour from Windermere: Ten Lakes in One Winter Day

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 hours 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 39.28


See 10 lakes in one day on a 6.5-hour tour around the idyllic Lake District from Windermere! With an expert local guide, travel by coach around the region to enjoy photo stops and strolls around quaint villages, natural beauty spots and 10 impressive bodies of water: Lake Windermere, Rydal,... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Lake District Tour from Windermere Including Ullswater Lake Cruise

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 451.75


Enjoy two nights' stay at the 4-star Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel — formerly owned by beloved children's author Beatrix Potter — located close to Lake Windermere. This comfortable hotel is set in six acres of mature gardens and offers superb accommodation and fine dinning in... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Beatrix Potter Experience in Lake District Including Lakeland Tour and Lake Cruise

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 451.75


Delve into the beautiful Lake District and favorite places of children's storyteller Beatrix Potter on this 3-day experience, including accommodation, breakfasts and dinners. Stay at the 4-star Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel — a Victorian house once owned by Beatrix herself — and... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

2-Night Lake District High Adventure from Windermere Including Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 451.75


Enjoy two nights stay at the 4-star Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel located close to Lake Windermere. This comfortable hotel, formerly owned by Beatrix Potter, is set in 6 acres of mature gardens and offers superb accommodation and fine dinning in it's award winning restaurant. Views over the lake... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

4-Day Lake District Discovery Tour from Windermere including Lake Cruise, Muncaster Castle and Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 635.07


Explore the rugged Lake District on this 4-day experience from Bowness-on-Windermere, including hotel accommodation and two full-day tours. With the charming 4-star Lindeth Howe Country House as your base, enjoy a Ten Lakes Spectacular trip with a lake cruise and visits to pretty Buttermere,... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

4-Day Lake District and Beatrix Potter Experience from Windermere Including Lake Cruise

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 635.07


Discover the best of the Lake District and the places that inspired Beatrix Potter on this 4-day experience based in Bowness-on-Windermere. Stay three nights at the 4-star Lindeth Howe hotel, once owned by the writer, and enjoy two guided tours, including two lake cruises, plus time to explore... Read More

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Photography Tours

The Lakes Photography Tour from Windermere

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 556.50


Follow in the footsteps of poets like Wordsworth, and capture your best shots of England's most beautiful landscapes on this 7-hour small-group Lake District photography tour from Windermere. Explore the national park by minibus, pausing to walk to the best views of lakes like Grasmere, Coniston Water, Blea Tarn, and Windermere. You'll also visit Hawskhead village and Beatrix Potter's garden, stop at a classic... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour of the Lake District from Windermere

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 199.03


Spending the morning on the infamous Hardknott and Wrynose passes, and even more remote parts of the Lake District, with time to take in Britain's favorite view at Wastwater, the deepest lake in England. Do some sightseeing and head east to view the magnificent scenery around Ulswater, including the Aira Force Waterfalls with this guided outing.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Lake District of Beatrix Potter

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 621.97


A private tour of the Lake District of Beatrix Potter with your personal guide. Explore the landscape associated with Beatrix Potter, visit her former home at Hill Top in Near Sawrey and enjoy the garden settings for many of her stories.This private tour is designed to take you back in time to appreciate a Lake District that was far removed from the popular visitor destination of today. A time when farming was the most... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Full-Day Private Tour and Hike in the Lake District

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 621.97


Lake District Tours or Lake District hiking’ A private guided tour with professional Blue Badge Guide can combine the best of a Lake District tour with short hikes to discover hidden views and sights that only a local guide can show you. The best way to gain a feel for a place is to not just... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Full Day Lake Explorer Tour from Windermere

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 589.24


This Private Lake District full day tour explores the scenic highlights plus some hidden gems that cannot be seen from the tour bus window. It is a private tour with time to walk to the magnificent waterfall at Aira Force, visit traditional Lakeland tearooms for lunch and visit our favourite Lakes.... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

The Beatrix Potter And Peter Rabbit Tour

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 327.35


A very special day tour through the Lakes to see the home of Beatrix Potter and the gardens in which Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddleduck lived.  After which we will travel through some beautiful scenery to visit the special Beatrix Potter Gallery.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Lake District Day Trip from Windermere

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 81.84


Discover the beauty of the Lake District on this private full-day tour, led by an expert driver-guide and operated for you and your party only. Relax in the comfort of your very own private vehicle as you're whisked through the picturesque English countryside to the Lake District's most famous... Read More

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Walking Tours

Weekly Walking Tour in The Lake District from Windermere

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 55.00


These guided walks leave every Wednesday from the Windermere area to a range of beautiful locations throughout the Lake District. A fully qualified and experienced leader will accompany the group. Return transfers to the start point from the Windermere area also included in the price.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private One Way Transfer from Manchester Airport to the Lake District

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 196.41


Book your trip in advance and start your stay in the Lake District&nbsp;without stress. Pre-book your transfer from Manchester Airport&nbsp;to any hotel in the Southern Lake District (post codes included: LA8, LA9, LA22, LA23) with comfort and safety and avoid long taxi lines.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private One Way Transfer from the Lake District to Manchester Airport

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 196.41


Book your trip in advance from the Lake District&nbsp;without stress. Pre-book your transfer from any hotel in the Southern Lake District (post codes included: LA8, LA9, LA22, LA23) to&nbsp;Manchester Airport with comfort and safety.

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