Attractions near Bowness-on-Windermere
Hill Top (2 Miles)*
Those who have enjoyed the film Miss Potter will already know that the lovely Lake District farmhouse of Hill Top was the home of the prolific author and illustrator, Beatrix Potter.
Windermere Lake Cruises (4 Miles)*
Windermere Lake Cruises is the principal visitor attraction in Cumbria and is rated amongst the top ten in England.
Rydal Mount and Gardens (5 Miles)*
Rydal Mount, in the heart of the Lake District, retains a lived-in, family atmosphere and has seen little change since Wordsworth and his family came to live there in 1813.
Brantwood (6 Miles)*
Brantwood was the home of John Ruskin from 1872 until his death in 1900, Brantwood became an intellectual powerhouse and one of the greatest literary and artistic centres in Europe.
Fell Foot Park (6 Miles)*
Fell Foot Park is an attractive seven hectare garden in the Lake District which has long outlasted the house which the gardens were originally designed to enhance.
Kendal Museum (7 Miles)*
Kendal Museum was founded in 1796 - making it one of Britain's oldest museums.  The museum boasts unique collections of natural history and archaeology, and often hosts exhibitions, events and workshops.
Abbot Hall Art Gallery (7 Miles)*
The Gallery is housed in one of Kendal's most important buildings, a Grade I listed villa, on the banks of the River Kent. The galleries offer two floors of light-filled spaces in which to see art.
* Distances shown are in a direct line. Distances by road will be longer.

Towns near Bowness-on-Windermere
Bowness-on-Windermere (< 1 Mile)*
Bowness-on-Windermere situated in a spectacular lakeside setting on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere, is Cumbria's most popular destination.
Windermere (1 Mile)*
Originally a tiny village named Birthwaite, the town of Windermere is now an extension of Bowness-on-Windermere, just a short distance up hill from the shores of the lake.
Troutbeck (2 Miles)*
Hawkshead (3 Miles)*
The historic village of Hawkshead lies between Ambleside and Coniston, near the head of Esthwaite Water and is one of the Lake Districts unspoiled treasures.
Crook (4 Miles)*
Ambleside (5 Miles)*
Ambleside lies at the heart of the Lake District National Park at the head of Lake Windermere, nestling under a crown of fells, Loughrigg, Fairfield and Wansfell. Amblesides central location makes it an ideal spot from which to tour the Lake District.
Bowland Bridge (6 Miles)*
Bowland Bridge is a little jewel! The view from the wonderful Mason's Arms pub halfway up the hill to the fells, is one to rival anywhere in the world.
* Distances shown are in a direct line. Distances by road will be longer.

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