Things to do in Windermere

Cumbria’s Living Heritage have a number of attractions ideal for a day out in the Windermere area, including historic houses, gardens, a bobbin mill and an activities centre. See below for more information:


Blackwell, Arts & Crafts House, WindermereBlackwell the Arts and Crafts House

One of the best examples of the Arts and Crafts movement in the world.



Cycling at Brockhole, the Lake DistrictBrockhole – the Lake District Visitor Centre

From action and adventure activities to glorious garden tours and seasonal events, there really is something for all ages. If you are feeling adventurous you can enjoy a zip wire ride through our ancient woodland and discover Treetop Trek and Treetop Nets.



Holehird GardensHolehird Gardens

The 17 acre hillside garden includes specimen trees and shrubs, extensive rock and heather gardens, alpine houses, a walled garden and herbaceous borders. The superb Lakeland setting also contains a small woodland walk and water features.




Townend Troutbeck

Townend is a traditional Lake District stone and slate farmhouse full of quirky objects and fascinating stories in the beautiful Troutbeck Valley.





Stott Park Bobbin Mill (English Heritage)

Nestled on the shores of Lake Windermere, Stott Park produced literally millions of bobbins. Today it is an award winning visitor attraction where you can see bobbins still being made today.




Windermere Jetty

Windermere Jetty is a spectacular new museum on the shores of Windermere that showcases the sights, smells and sounds of life on the lake. Steam launches, sailing yachts, motor boats and record-breaking speed boats are exhibited in the boathouse, on the water, and in our exhibition galleries, while our live conservation workshop will be open every day – where you can see our collection of historic boats as they are painstakingly restored.

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