Lake District – Lake Windermere Cruise & Steam Train

We arrived in Bowness-on-Windermere on a Saturday, spending the Sunday wandering through the town for a few hours, checking out the harbour, shops, cafes, bakery and possibly even the ice cream shop.

On the Monday, the forecast was early overcast, changing to sunny periods, which we thought was the perfect weather to spend a day exploring Lake Windermere, which at 10.5 miles is the longest lake in the Lake District. What better way to see the lake than spend a day with Windermere Lake Cruises, with Bowness being their major terminal.

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Lake District – Virginia Cottage Guest House

After an excellent, but rather soggy week in Yorkshire’s two National Parks, we crossed the Pennines and headed to the Lake District National Park, in Cumbria. Having previously visited the Lake District, for a few days back in 1980, we correctly anticipated some rain.

We planned to stay a week and with no timeshare exchanges available, we found Virginia Cottage, an excellent Guest House/B&B in Bowness-on-Windermere.

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