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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.

Wray Castle

Wray Castle is a Victorian neo-gothic building at Claife in the English county of Cumbria. The house and grounds have belonged to the National Trust since 1929, but the house has only recently opened to the public on a regular basis.

Aquarium of the Lakes - Windermere

From mountain-top to Morecambe Bay the award-winning Aquarium of the Lakes takes you on an amazing voyage of discovery. More than 30 spectacular, naturally-themed habitats bring the natural history of the Lake District vividly to life. Enjoy close encounters with hundreds of amazing creatures including trout, eels, pike, perch, giant crabs, rays and many more. Come face to face with playful otters in their riverbank home, discover the mysterious life of a river after dark and take a closer look at Lakeland life in AquaQuest's educational activity centre. Then enjoy the ultimate underwater thrill as you stroll along a recreated section of Windermere's lake-bed surrounded by surrounded by gigantic carp and the amazing diving ducks.

Fell Walking

Walks available from the door as well as nearby Langdale, Grasmere &Coniston


Superb courses available at Windermere, Kendal, Crook &Keswick

Lake Cruises

Cruises are available from Waterhead on Lake Windermere, Ullswater &Coniston

Lake District Tours

Mountain Goat offer a choice of tours and they will even collect you from the door

Visitor Attractions

Nearby attractions include Rydal Mount &Gardens, Dove Cottage, Brantwood, Blackwell &Hilltop


Ambleside has a wealth of great places to eat good quality traditional pub fayre to AA rosette restaurants. Here we give you a taste of some of our favourite places to eat. We are always happy to offer recommendations so please do not hesitate to ask.

Glass House Restaurant
Classic British dishes and European menus
Rydal Road, Ambleside
Tel:015394 32137

Doi Intanon
Authentic Thai Restaurant
Market Place, Ambleside
Tel:015394 432119

Sheila's Cottage Restaurant &Tea Rooms
Licensed restaurant tucked away down a narrow lane in Ambleside. Homemade dishes freshly prepared using local or locally sourced produce.
The Slack, Ambleside
Tel:015394 33079

Salutation Bistro
Great Lakeland cuisine served in an air-conditioned garden restaurant which is open to non-residents every evening.
Lake Road, Ambleside
Tel:015394 32244

Dodd's Restaurant
A menu to suit customers of all ages and tastes from light salads and pasta or freshly baked pizza to steaks and seafood.
Tel:015394 32134