With such spectacular scenery, Lake Windermere attracts thousands of tourists each year from anglers, to canoeists to yachtsmen and walkers.
But surrounding Lake Windermere is just so much more than simply the water itself. Starting from the south of the lake and Newby Bridge is where you will be. Continuing up the lake and you pass Cartmel Fell, Far Sawrey, Bowness-on-Windermere, High Wray and the lake comes to an end at Waterhead, only a short walk into the centre of the bustling Ambleside. The views are of course sights to be hold all the way down but the most spectacular are towards the north of the lake where the Fairfield Horseshoe, Great and Little Langdale and Coniston Old Man are in view. The Windermere Marina continues to thrive with around 400 boats having mooring there, the largest inland marina in the North of England.
Cruises along Lake Windermere are an excellent way to travel. Sailing on this stunning lake is direct, allows the stopping off at the top destinations along the lake such as Bowness, Ambleside and Lakeside and to the many Lake District hotels and makes for a very relaxing journey in complete relaxation.
Windermere Village is located to the east of of the lake and is in actual fact one and a quarter miles from the lake but all for the better. Just off the main A591 road connecting all of the major towns and villages in the Lake District, Windermere is now the destination of choice. It has a Booths supermarket, many local independent shops stocking stylish gifts and clothing, the flagship Lakeland Limited store and now new in the last 12 months an ever growing bar, restaurant and café offering. For foodies visiting from anywhere in the UK, Windermere is now the place to be.
With everything on the doorstep, Windermere Village is not only the place to be to eat and drink but also the place to stay. Applegarth Villa Hotel & Restaurant is a gem of a bolt hole in the heart of the village combining the conveniences of a central location with stunning views of the Lakeland Fells, off road car parking and even the train station just a 2 minute walk away.
For more information on Applegarth Villa Hotel & Restaurant in Windermere and to view their choice of 22 hotel rooms and luxury hot tub suites, visit http://www.lakesapplegarth.co.uk/