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Lake District in Autumn with Windermere Boat Sales

The lake district is easily one of the most beautiful places to visit within the UK. The breath-taking scenery, cute shops, the walks, the lake and restaurants provide a fun filled weekend for people of all ages and with so many fun spots to visit, places to eat and scenery to behold, is it any wonder why Windermere is so popular?

While most tourists tend to come during summer, the best time to visit Windermere is actually autumn as the crowds tend to die down allowing you to take the time to explore and appreciate this beautiful area. Want a few ideas of where to go? Windermere Boat Sales have you covered! Check out the below list of places to visit that can be easily accessed by boat.

Lake Windermere In Autumn

Use the lake while you can! Windermere Boat Sales & Bowness Bay Marina will be keeping their boats on the water until early – mid November before all boats are stored away until March. This is a perfect time to get yourself on the water one last time before winter and explore these hidden gems that are easy to access by water.

Wray Castle – Wray Castle is perfect for all ages and lovers of history and world heritage sites. The house and grounds are accessible most days with food, drink and shopping available on site. For more information please check out Wray Castle Bookings.

Access Wray Castle from the lake with Windermere Boat Sales


The Swan in Newby Bridge – This is a great place to visit by boat, especially if you own your own. The ride will take a good 20 – 30 minutes but is one to remember. This venue is perfect for all parties of all ages. Simply sail up to the jetty, secure your boat and have lunch by the river surrounded by stunning backdrops and the soothing sounds of nature! For bookings please visit the Swan Hotel website.  

Visit the Swan Hotel with Windermere Boat Sales

Brockhole – Ideal for kids and families, Brockhole on Windermere is the perfect haven for adventure seekers with a range of activities on offer such as an adventure playground, archery, mini-golf, pony rides, treetop treks and more! Simply check out the Brockhole Website here.

Visit Brockhole Adventure With Windermere Boat Sales & Bowness Bay Marina


Aquarium – The lakes aquarium is perfect for families with young children or school trips. The aquarium is home to a range of crazy and cuddly critters from all over the world. Experience underwater life today.
Plan your visit by checking out the Lakes Aquarium Website.

Visit the lakes aquarium by boat with Windermere Boat Sales & Hire


Beech Hill Hotel – This hotel offers boating parties the chance to have some nice food, a few drinks and even a place to stay the night with fantastic views of the lake. Simply tie up the boat and walk up a steep set of steps. Not a climb for the faint hearted. Interested in checking into Beech Hill Hotel for the weekend? Check out their website here.

Sail up to the Beech Hill Hotel with Windermere Boat Hire


YMCA Ambleside – The YMCA offers travellers an affordable place to stay for the weekend. The food, drink, people and atmosphere is always fun and friendly and with a jetty just over the road, you can drop in, grab yourself some lunch and sail off to the next venue. Contact the YMCA here.

YMCA Ambleside

Marina village – A great place to sail up to and grab lunch. Marina Village has restaurants, cafes, apartments for hire and more set in a stunning area that flows into the lake. The marina is a short walk into the centre of Bowness and all the attractions within, including ourselves at Windermere Boat Sales! Want to know more? Check out Marina Village here.

Marina Village

There are many more places to visit in Windermere with a range of walks, museums, restaurants, bars, nightlife and more all on the doorstep. If you are looking to plan a weekend away with the family, wish to book an adventure weekend or simply wish to get out on the lake one more time before winter approaches, contact Windermere Boat Sales on 015394 22695 today!

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Windermere Boat Sales
Bowness Bay Marina
Winander House
Glebe Road
Cumbria LA23 3HE

Office 015394 22695



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