From the imposing white façade of the Belsfield Hotel to the busy shops in the town centre, much of Bowness reflects its rise to prominence during the Victorian era. It was then that the town’s position on Windermere first made it a magnet for visitors, transforming it from a sleepy village to the hugely popular destination it is today.

Many use Bowness as a base for further travels throughout the Lake District, but the town itself is worth exploring. Visit World of Beatrix Potter, dedicated to the life and work of the renowned children’s author, the 15th century St Martin’s Church and Blackwell, an outstanding example of Arts and Crafts architecture.

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Beatrix Potter's Lakeland Tour from Windermere Including Lake Cruise, Windermere, null
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Beatrix Potter's Lakeland Tour from Windermere Including Lake Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 884 Reviews

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, ...  Read more

Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $58.07
4-Day Beatrix Potter Experience in Lake District Including Lakeland Tour, Ten Lakes Tours and Lake ... 
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4-Day Beatrix Potter Experience in Lake District Including Lakeland Tour, Ten Lakes Tours and Lake Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 60 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $607.07
4-Day Lake District Discovery Tour from Windermere including Lake Cruise, Muncaster Castle and ... 
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4-Day Lake District Discovery Tour from Windermere including Lake Cruise, Muncaster Castle and Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

4.5 star rating: Recommended 84 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $607.07
3-Day Lake District Tour from Windermere Including Lake Cruise, Windermere, Multi-day Tours
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3-Day Lake District Tour from Windermere Including Lake Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 114 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $435.51
Overnight Lake District Rail Trip from London, London, Multi-day Tours
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Overnight Lake District Rail Trip from London

4 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

Mix guided tours with independent sightseeing on an overnight trip to Lake District National Park from London. Arrive by train to the popular park for a ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $356.32
Winter Day Trip including a Lake Cruise in the Southern Lake District from Windermere, Windermere, ... 
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Winter Day Trip including a Lake Cruise in the Southern Lake District from Windermere

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Experience the very best of the Southern Lake District this Winter in this small group mini-coach tour with local knowledgeable guide. Highlights of this ...  Read more

Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $39.59

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