Brockhole on Windermere

Start your lakeland adventure at Brockhole. Whether you are 7 or 70 there is always something new to discover. Have a great day out overlooking Lake Windermere. Enjoy the gardens, treat yourself in the Brockhole café or The Gaddum Restaurant.

From action and adventure activities to glorious heritage garden tours and seasonal events, there really is something for all ages at Blockhole. Set amongst 10 acres of beautiful historical listed gardens designed by Thomas Mawson, with exclusive Windermere lake shore access, Brockhole, The Lake District Visitor Centre, provides an unrivalled setting.

If you are feeling adventurous you can enjoy a zip wire ride through our ancient woodland and discover Treetop Trek and Treetop Nets.

Take to the water by canoe, kayak or rowing boat. Hire a bike, play mini golf or let your imagination take over on a nature trail. Indoors, the Visitor Centre itself also offers a gift shop, terrace café, exhibitions, and a soft play area.

Arrive by boat, bus, bike or on foot and entry to the visitor centre, grounds and lakeshore is free. Otherwise car parking charges apply.

Join us as a group and let us help you plan an unforgettable day.

Windermere, LA23 1LJ
Tel: 015394 46601


Open all year
(except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day).
Apr – Oct 10am – 5pm. Nov – Mar 10am – 4pm.
Free admission, charges apply in car park.


Just off the A591, approximately half way between Windermere and Ambleside.


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