Located in the centre of Windermere a busy town, all shops, restaurants & bars are a few minutes stroll away, a pleasant 15-20 minute stroll to the lake, where you can visit sheriff’s walk with its pretty waterfall.
Orrest Head & School knot two beautiful fells in walking distance of Cambridge House where views of the langdales & lake windermere are breathtaking.
Parking is on road, we offer parking permits subject to availability, there is also unrestricted parking close by.
What to do – A few popular day trips.
World of Beatrix Potter
Whether it has been five or fifteen years since you last visited, or this is your first time, the World of Beatrix Potter offers a warm welcome with something new for everyone. Simply step in to the building to start experiencing the magical world that Beatrix Potter created in her books.
There’s lots of interesting things to see before you even make your way in to the exhibition. Don’t forgot to look out for the Peter Rabbit. Centenary clock which chimes every 30 minutes and see what animals you can spot! You do not need to pre-book tickets to enter the Attraction, simply purchase your entry ticket at the Box Office and enjoy your visit
See the website here…
Hilltop House Beatrix Potter
Beatrix Potter bought Hill Top in 1905, having fallen in love with the Lake District and the surrounding area. Over the next few years she spent as much time as possible at Hill Top, gaining inspiration for her stories from the farmhouse and the local villages.
It became the setting for some of her Original Tales, such as The Tale of Samuel Whiskers (1908), for which she used exterior and interior views of Hill Top in her illustrations.
Tom Kitten had earlier appeared in his own story The Tale of Tom Kitten (1907), playing in the garden with his sisters and climbing on to the wall. All of these scenes and more can still be recognized today.
Beatrix Potter actively supported the National Trust for much of her life and bequeathed Hill Top and her surrounding land to the Trust upon her death. In 1946 the Trust opened Hill Top to the public, and since then this beautiful farmhouse has become increasingly popular with visitors from the world over. By now almost three million pairs of feet have walked through the six rooms.
You can also keep up to date with all the work in and around Hill Top and the Beatrix Potter Gallery with the National Trust’s weekly blog.
See the website here…
Blackwell Arts & Crafts House
When the architect MH Baillie Scott built a holiday home overlooking Windermere for his client Sir Edward Holt he created Blackwell, a masterpiece of twentieth-century design; a perfect example of the Arts & Crafts Movement. Enjoy a lovingly crafted day out at one of the most enchanting historic houses in the Lake District. When you visit you are invited to relax and immerse yourself in all the beauty and craftsmanship of Blackwell. We encourage you to sit and soak up the atmosphere in Blackwell’s fireplace inglenooks, which have fine examples of tiles by Arts & Crafts designer William de Morgan. The inviting window seats offer stunning views of the surrounding Lake District scenery. You can appreciate the house as it was originally intended, without roped-off areas. Blackwell retains many of its original decorative features, including a rare hessian wall-hanging in the Dining Room, leaf-shaped door handles, curious window catches, spectacular plasterwork, stained glass and carved wooden panelling by Simpsons of Kendal. The rooms contain furniture and objects by many of the leading Arts & Crafts designers and studios – metalwork by WAS Benson, ceramics by Pilkingtons and Ruskin Pottery and furniture by Morris & Co., Stanley Webb Davies, Ernest Gimson and Baillie Scott himself. Recent acquisitions of furniture by Baillie Scott are on display, including an oak and ebony inlaid barrel chair with slatted sides, sideboard and a set of dining chairs. Blackwell offers more than most historic houses with several rooms displaying historical exhibitions that explore different aspects of the Arts & Crafts Movement. The original gardens were laid out by Arts & Crafts garden designer, Thomas Mawson, in a series of terraces to achieve the very best views from the house over the lake towards the Coniston fells. Today, Blackwell is bordered by beautiful flower beds set against a terrace of York stone paving, providing shelter for garden chairs and tables, surrounded by fragrant flowers and herbs. On the lower terrace there is a long sweep of lawn where visitors can stroll and take in the intoxicating beauty of the Lake District whatever the season.
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Castlerigg Stone Circle
Castlerigg is perhaps the most atmospheric and dramatically sited of all British stone circles, with panoramic views and the mountains of Helvellyn and High Seat as a backdrop.
It is also among the earliest British circles, raised in about 3000 BC during the Neolithic period.
Please note: Dogs on leads are welcome.
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Windermere Lake Cruises
Enjoy a great cruise on Windermere Take in the Spectacular Lakeland Views From England’s Largest Lake Welcome to Windermere Lake Cruises – the most popular attraction in Cumbria. Windermere is England’s largest lake, in the heart of the Lake District. We offer cruises from 45 minutes to 3 hours – or you can even spend all day on and around the lake with our fantastic Freedom of the Lake ticket. No matter where you start your journey, be it Bowness, Ambleside or Lakeside the spectacular voyage gives the traveller magnificent views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the many wooded islands. Add to this the opportunity to break your journey with some fantastic local attractions and you have the makings of a perfect day out.
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Townend House Windermere
Townend is a 17th-century house located in Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, England, and in the ownership of the National Trust. It was donated to the Trust in 1948. Prior to this it was the home of the Browne family, local farmers, for 400 years.
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How to reach us
Whether travelling northbound or southbound on the M6, the most direct route is Juntion 36, follow the A590 and then the A591 to Windermere, turn into windermere and follow the one way system, Cambridge House in on Oak Street which is the second turning on the let after the Post Office, parking is on road, please park in any zone A, if a permit is availabile we will issue you one free of charge, if there is not one available we will advise where to park un-restricted . Turn left out of the train station past tourist information, walk down the hill, follow the road round to the left, passing Barclays Bank, HSBC & Post office, oak Street is the second road on the left after the post office, and Cambridge House is on the corner of Oak street and Havelock Road.
By Train or Bus/Coach
Disembark from the coach or train at Windermere Station, walk straight ahead past tourist information, pass Barclays Bank, HSBC & Post Office, Oak Street is the second road on the left after the post office
Close by – At a glance
- Lakeland Plastics (1 mi)
Home of the famous Lakeland Plastics magazine – visit and purchase soem great items for the home
- Helvelyn (5 mi)
The aim of this website is to provide a taster of the wonders on offer around Glenridding, Patterdale, Ullswater and Helvellyn in the Lake District. We hope you’ll come and visit soon!
- Scafel (25 mi)
•If you are considering a walk up “Scafell Pike”, this is the best place to start
- Wish Radio (50 mi)
Created from AJFM and was designed to keep it real and stand apart from other radio stations and be the station that keeps it real. How do we plan to achieve this!!! by you the listener and let you decide the format for the shows, for you to decide the music we play for you to feel included not secluded.
- Old Laundry Theatre (1 mi)
Situated in Bowness-on-Windermeret. Our lively annual season of music, theatre, comedy & film commences in August and finishes in December. The theatre was opened in 1992 by Sir Alan Ayckbourn, a trustee of the theatre.
- Bike Hire (0.5 mi)
Country Lanes Lake District specialise in cycle hire, mountain bike hire, hybrid and road bike hire. Based in Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, North West England …
- Geocaching (1 mi)
Discover – Explore the world as you search for the cache using a GPS device or smartphone. Find the cache, sign the logbook and see what others have left behind.
- Bowness Bay Blues (1.5 mi)
March Or April. New music festival on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere. Some of Britain’s best blues musicians will soon be raising the roof in this beautiful little town. Topping the bill on Friday night will be harmonica maestro; Paul Lamb & the King Snakes with their red-hot brand of blues, boogie & swing. Saturday’s headliner will be blues diva Connie Lush,The Sunday highlight will be the dynamic young band Jon
- Kendal Mountain Festival (6 mi)
Windermere is on the direct train route to Kendal – so stay in windermere and visit – Kendal is a small town with a big heart. Each year it welcomes thousands of outdoors enthusiasts from around the world to celebrate mountain culture in film, lectures, art and literature. Our mission is to inspire audiences with stories, films and presentations from the outdoor environment encompassing the spirit of exploration and adventure.
- Hadrians Wall (30 mi)
Come to Windermere and use it as a base to visit attractions such as – Hadrian’s Wall Heritage is funded by English Heritage and Natural England and several major grant programmes such as the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) as well as local businesses. We have the support of several local authorities across the World Heritage Site.In 2012, Hadrian’s Wall Heritage will become a charitable trust.
- Cartmel Races (10 mi)
Windermere is a great base to visit all areas of Cumbria & the Lakes – Mon 4th Jun 2012 Gates open: 10:00amFirst Race: 14:10pm Last Race: 17:40pm This annual Bank Holiday Festival is always one of the year’s star attractions
- Lakes Alive (2 mi)
The world premiere of a spectacular new show by Les Commandos Percu will be one of the opening events of the London 2012 Festival. It will follow the arrival of the Olympic Torch at Lake Windermere earlier in the evening. On The Night Shift is not a firework display, it’s not a concert. It’s more than that. Les Commandos Percu combine the two to create a magnificent spectacle for your eyes and ears. Their shows perfectly blend musical rhythms and amazing effects, as fireworks dance to a level
- Leisure Facilities (1 mi)
Free use of leisure facilities for guests staying two nights or more – Take advantage of the leisure facilities, with heated indoor pool, sauna and gym, have a drink or a light snack in the lounge or enjoy the local specialities from the extensive menu in our exquisite oak panelled restaurant
HSBC (0.5 mi), Windermere: 15 Crescent Road Windermere Cumbria LA23 1EF
Barclays (0.5 mi),Windermere LA23 1EB Business Services
- Hairdresser (0.5 mi)
If you are looking for expert help with wedding hair in Windermere, look no further than The Hair Lounge.
Lovely room in town centre
“Short walk from railway station, easy check in thanks to Debbie’s comprehensive instructions. Very friendly helpful host. Windermere was a good centre from which to explore the Lakes District, and there were some attractions a short walk within the Windermere area, such as the lookout above town.”
Been before. Will be back again and again
“Really good, friendly place to stay. Breakfast was excellent, even for a veggie. In the centre of Windermere, close to bars, shops, restaurants. Not far from Bo’ness, great place for a boat trip.
Really well appointed, spotless
Good value for money”
“We stayed 11-13 October for the weekend, ideal location and lovely host. Ideal location if you want to walk down to the lake or eat in bowness, we also drove to Keswick in around 40 minutes from the house. Ideal for couples”
Cambridge House Guest House
9 Oak Street