This afternoon, I am posting information on Lake Windermere in the English Lake District. The latter is an area of exceptional natural beauty most of which is incorporated within a National Park. The Lake District is located in N.W. England, south of Carlisle.
The Lake District encompasses sixteen principal lakes of which Windermere is the largest ( in fact ranks as England's largest lake) extending to 14.8 sq km in area and 10.5 miles in length.
Here is a video clip taken from Newby Bridge at southern end of the lake
The Lake District is a very popular tourist destination. Attractions close to Lake Windermere include:
- World of Beatrix Potter
- Lake Cruises
- Steamboat Museum
- Brockenhole Landscaped Gardens
- Beatrix Potter Gallery.
- Hill Top, farmhouse being former home of Beatrix Potter.
- Lakes Aquarium
- Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway.
- Fellfoot, restored Victorian Park.
Towns close to the lake include Ambleside and Windermere.