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Things to do

Here you will find a small sample of things to see and do during your stay with us at The Watermill Inn.

Windermere Lake Cruises

Windermere Lake Cruises

Explore England's largest lake. Cruises set sale from Bowness-on-Windermere and head north to Ambleide, or south towrds Newby Bridge.

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World of Beatrix Potter

World of Beatrix Potter

The World of Beatrix Potterâ„¢ Attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere is a vibrant visitor centre offering a unique experience for all the family. Explore a magical world where all 23 enchanting tales are brought to life, recreating the beautiful Lake District countryside complete with sights, sounds and smells.

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Lakes Aquarium

Lakes Aquarium

Located on the southern shore of Lake Windermere, The Lakes Aquarium allows you to visit creatures from the lakes of the world along with those a little closer to home too. From otters and diving ducks to marmoset monkeys and British sharks and rays.

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Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

Take a steam train journey on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway which is located near Newby Bridge. Journeying in nostalgic 1950's carriages hauled by one of our fleet of passionately restored and maintained steam locomotives. Enjoy the 3.5 mile journey on this former Furness Railway branch line to the foot of Windermere, then onwards to Bowness or Ambleside on one of Windermere Lake Cruises elegant steamers.

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Grizedale Forest

Grizedale Forest

There is so much to see and do at Grizedale Forest including GoApe zip trekking adventure, cyling trails, walking trails, plus a visitor centre. Dogs are welcome to use the walking trails at Grizedale.

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Mountain Goat

Mountain Goat

Mountain Goat Tours are the #1 Lake District tour specialist boasting 40+ years of experience and pride themselves on their choice of exciting tours.

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Brockhole

Brockhole

Brockhole Visitor Centre offers entertainment for the whole family. Here you can hire boats and bikes, play mini golf, take a pony ride, try archery or make use of the adventure playground. You can look round the historic house & gardens or have a bite to eat in the cafe.

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Hayes Garden World

Hayes Garden World

Located in Ambleside, this is the largest garden centre in Cumbria. Hereou will find garden furniture and equipment, plants, conservatory furniture, rugs, gifts and kithenware.

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Lakeland Ltd

Lakeland Ltd

Lakeland Ltd has their flagship store located in Windermere where visitors will find quality kitchenware, bakeware, storage, laundry & cleaning solutions. Extraordinary products to make life easier. Open 7 days a week.

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Herdy

Herdy

Herdy has three shops in the Lake District including Bowness on Windermere, Kesiwck and Grasmere. their range of unique products includes mugs, kitchenware, tableware, country wear, gifts and jewellery.

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Taffy Thomas

Taffy Thomas

Taffy Thomas is the patron of The Society for Storytelling and the first storyteller laureate. Taffy makes regular appearances at The Watermill. Take a look at our what's on page for upcoming dates

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The Malt Lounge

The Malt Lounge

Located in Windermere, The Malt Lounge are specialists in wine and malt whisky

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Lake District Weatherline

Lake District Weatherline

If you are planning a day out on the fells we would recommend you take a look at the fell top conditions forecast at Lake District Weatherline.

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