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The Old Laundry Theatre

Set in the heart of the Lake District, this intimate little theatre produces a lively programme of professional drama, classical music, folk, comedy, lectures and film.

Check their website for the latest productions.

Local Viewpoints and Walks

There are thousands of walks and fabulous views in the Lake District, but a couple of local ones that we would recommend include:

Windermere Jetty - Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories

Opened in Spring 2019, Windermere Jetty is a spectacular new museum on the shores of Windermere that showcases the sights, smells and sounds of life on the lake. 
“Unexpected moments await you at the Lake Districts newest attraction ”.
Arrive by boat, car or foot.

Visit their website for more details.

Royalty Cinema

Why not have a night at the movies when you stay at Hazeldene Guest House ? The Royalty Cinema is only a couple of minutes walk away and they also hold regular Wurlitzer organ concerts.

Current movie showings can be found on their website.

St Martin's Church

A church has been located in the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere since  1203. The current St Martin's Church is fortunate to have in its East Window what an expert has described as 'the finest collection of medieval glass in the North-West of England.' It also has a unique 'Arts and Crafts' inspired decorative scheme from the 1870 restoration by Henry Hughes of the renowned stained glass makers;Ward and Hughs of Frith Street, London.

Find out more on their website.

Windermere Lake Cruises

Windermere Lake Cruises is one of the most popular attraction in Cumbria with Windermere being England’s largest lake. Lake cruises range from 45 minutes to over 3 hours on traditional 'steamers' and modern launches. Cruises available all year round (except Christmas Day). There is no need to book, but buy online in advance and save or take a 10% discount voucher from our reception area. 

Find out more at

Wray Castle

Wray Castle is a mock-Gothic castle sitting on the western shore of Lake Windermere with turrets, towers and informal grounds, managed by The National Trust.

You can visit Wray Castle using the lake cruises from Bowness-on-Windermere Pier - see the Windermere Lake Cruises website for more details.

World of Beatrix Potter - Bowness-on-Windermere

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction can be found in Windermere. The attraction as won a number of awards and is One of the Top Ten most Popular Visitor Centres and the centre is a place for all the family young and old. Within the centre you will discover Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck and all their friends in a magical indoor recreation of Beatrix Potter classic tales, with the sights, sounds and also the smells of the countryside. You will be able to see Mrs. Tiggy-winkle in the Kitchen, go past Jeremy Fisher's Pond and even walk through Squirrel Nutkin's Old Oak Tree? Also at the centre you will be able to learn more about Beatrix Potter's life in the Hidden Beatrix Potter's presentation and video wall. Take a break in the Tailor of Gloucester Tea Rooms and then a visit to shop where you can browse and purchase top quality Beatrix Potter merchandise.

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