A Guide to Exploring Bowness

A Guide to Exploring Bowness

A Guide to Exploring Bowness

Bowness on Windermere is one of the hotspot towns in the Lake District. It’s a popular tourist destination at any time of the year, with plenty of things to do and see.

In fact, Bowness and, for that matter, Windermere get very crowded in the high season.

It nonetheless retains much charm.

In this post, we’ll explore some of the best attractions in Bowness and provide some tips for making the most of your visit.


Visitors pour into Bowness-on-Windermere often mistaking it for the town of Windermere.

Whatever the weather, there is always something to do here.

If you like shopping, eating out, visiting pubs and cafes you won’t be disappointed.

A Guide to Exploring Bowness

One of the most popular attractions in Bowness is the World of Beatrix Potter. This attraction is dedicated to the beloved children’s author and features interactive exhibits and activities that bring her stories to life. There’s also a museum, which showcases original artwork and manuscripts from Potter’s works.

Another popular and interesting visit is at St Martin’s Church on Lake Road. The church features stained glass thought to be the oldest of its type in Britain, which possibly came from Cartmel Priory.

A Guide to Exploring Bowness

If you simply want to relax and take in the local atmosphere, the promenade is ideal for sitting on a bench and watching the steamers come and go.

If you’re looking for something more active, Bowness has plenty of outdoor activities to offer. You can take a boat tour around Lake Windermere or hire one of the electric boats from Windermere Aquatic.

A Guide to Exploring Bowness

For hikers, there are plenty of walking trails in the area, so you can explore the countryside at your own pace.


When visiting Bowness, it’s important to plan ahead. Make sure you book accommodation in advance, as it can be difficult to find last-minute availability during peak season.

It’s also worth researching any attractions you plan to visit beforehand, as some may require advance booking or have limited opening hours.

Finally, make sure you bring appropriate clothing for the weather. The Lake District can be quite unpredictable, so it’s best to be prepared for all eventualities!


Bowness on Windermere is a beautiful town with plenty of attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing break or an action-packed adventure, there’s something here for everyone! So why not book your holiday today?

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