If you enjoy peace and quiet but are not wishing to brave winter, then autumn in the Lake District is the perfect time to book a Windermere spa suite.
Watch the landscapes change colour, the trees start shedding their leaves and enjoy a crowd-free time of year after the school holidays are over.
Why not spend a week in Windermere and enjoy boating across the lake, the atmospheric pubs and inns around the town and a host of amazing restaurants in Bowness. Some of the Lake District´s most famous attractions are located in and around the town, including Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre at Bowness.
Ambleside, Grasmere and more…
Just five miles from Windermere is the quaint village of Ambleside, close to Hill Top, the former home of famous childrens´ author and illustrator Beatrix Potter. Jenkin´s Crag is also worth exploring and boasts stunning views over lake and countryside. Wray Castle is also well worth a visit if you find yourself in Ambleside.
Nine miles from Windermere is Grasmere where thousands of visitors a year flock to Dove Cottage, the former home of poet, William Wordsworth. If you have a sweet tooth, don´t forget to visit the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop or Cocoa Hearts, where artisan chocolate is made and sold.
Just a short boat ride from Bowness is the award-winning Lakes Aquarium which offers visitors a wealth of things to see and do, with plenty of informative staff to explain the importance of conservation in the Lake District.
Stop off at one of the many cafés to enjoy a typical plate of Cumbrian cuisine or enjoy home-made cakes and hot chocolate by the lake. Bowness is known for its many restaurants and pubs serving food, and if you are something of a foodie you will find all you want and more from these great eateries.
From Michelin star to simple café food, there is something for all tastes and budgets in Windermere and Bowness.
Autumn in the Lake District
If the weather turns chilly, visitors also have a great choice of indoor attractions to choose from in Windermere, including the Windermere Steamboats and Museum, showing a historic collection of steam and motor boats, the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction at Bowness, the Cedar Gallery at Bowness and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway.
Come rain (of which there is quite a lot) or shine, there is always plenty to see and do in the Lake District – from museums to castles, gourmet restaurants to local cafés and stunning country house gardens to adventure parks and visitor centres, you will never be stuck for something to do in the Lake District.
Book a Windermere spa suite, ready to make the most of autumn in the Lake District.