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WINDERMERE in the English Lake District
This year, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics will see thousands of additional overseas visitors to the UK.
The Lake District is one of the top UK tourist destinations and the pressure to find accommodation will be greater than ever.
To avoid disappointment you need to start looking for your hotel, B&B or self-catering cottage now!
If you wait longer, the best accommodation will have been booked! Later in the Spring and Summer, the remaining accommodation from which to choose (if there is any left), will be the least attractive and/or the most expensive.
With more British families than ever before taking their holidays in the UK, accommodation in the Lake District will be difficult to find if you don't book soon.
Vacations and Short Breaks in The Lake District
Windermere Lake District Hotels, Cottages, Travel, Visitor Attractions for your 2012 Holiday
The Lake District has been a popular destination since Victorian times and Windermere is England's largest lake. At the mid-point of Lake Windermere lies Bowness-on-Windermere, with Ambleside at the northern tip and Newby Bridge at the southern end of Lake Windermere.
Bowness-on-Windermere has grown to cater for the needs of tourists and as a focal-point of the Lake District, this attractive location is now a popular venue for weddings, parties and other special celebrations as well as for a relaxing vacation. Bowness has many shops offering a variety of quality goods, numerous restaurants, a cinema and theatre. For visitors arriving by train or coach there are plenty of taxis and self-drive cars can be rented. Frequent buses serve Ambleside, Grasmere, Kendal and Keswick and the railway station at Windermere town (about 1 mile distant) has frequent services to London, Manchester Airport and Glasgow. There is plenty to see and do. Relax and let the magnificent scenery roll by with commentary from a knowledgeable local driver with both Mountain Goat and Lakes Supertours offering a wide selection of half and full day mini-coach tours. Steamers on the lake provide a regular service to Ambleside and Lakeside as well as circular tours around Windermere and the islands. Boats can be hired whilst hot-air ballooning provides a leisurely way to view the Lake District for the more adventurous! Horse riding,archery,clay pigeon shooting and fishing are available. Windermere Golf Course is about 2 miles. Tourist Information Centres at Bowness Bay and Windermere Town can advise on a wide range of other activities available in the Lake District.