What to do when visiting Bowness on Windemere and the History of the town.
Bowness on Windemere is on the shore of Lake Windemere, England’s, largest lake. It is the most popular visitor destination in the lake District. It is used for water sports such as sailing, and boat trips. The 10.5-mile town also has a variety of different attractions. This article will focus on some of the biggest attractions, and Bowness on Windemere’s History.
One of Bowness on Windermere main attractions is the Landscape. There are a variety of walks that show these areas, which are available on the Walks in the south Lake District page.
One of these beautiful landscapes is Orrest Head. This is the first summit in Lakeland, discovered by A Wainwright, who is the author of the famous guidebooks from the 1930’s.
The area is home to Victorian Housing, due to wealthy Lancashire residents buying houses in the 19th century, which overlooked the Lake. One of these people was Henry Schneider. Henry was owner of Barrow Steelworks and lived in one of these big Victorian houses.
Henry travelled to work in a private yacht called the SL Esperance, which he had his breakfast. He then travelled by train in a private carriage, as Henry also owned the train station. The Victorian has now been changed into hotels for the area, such as the Langdale Chase hotel and the Storrs hall Hotel.
The yacht that Henry used is now located in the steamboat museum centre, and a section of the railway is now available in the lakeside Haverthwaite railway museum. Both are available to be viewed by the public. Henry is one of more wealthy residents from Bowness on Windemere.
A popular attraction within Bowness on Windemere is the world of Beatrix Potter, which is an indoor recreation attraction. It features storytelling scenes from the 23 tales made by the author, Beatrix Potter. There is a bronze statue for the author, and the attraction includes the popular characters Peter Rabbit, Mrs Tiggy- winkle and Jemima puddle duck.
There is also a garden which shows where Peter Rabbit lost one of his shoes in a cabbage plot and where he tried to escape under the garden gate. The attraction has a shop full of merchandise and is home to a Gloucester tearoom which can be used by visitors. Opening hours and prices of this attraction can be found on their website.
Despite the Pandemic, Bowness on Windemere has adapted well to still providing their visitors with a great experience. The only huge issues have been a lack of foreign visitors for Bowness on Windemere, as 1/10 people who visit Cumbria are Foreign.
More people who have visited Bowness on Windemere have been staycation guests. This has been reflected by the number of hotels that have been sold, as 38 hotels have been bought by people in the past year, which is a record number for the area.
Bowness on Windemere is 2’nd on England’s top summer staycation destinations and is still consider a popular attraction by people across the country.
The attractions themselves have adapted well to the pandemic. One example of this is the boat ferry trips. These trips have a bunch of new guidelines in place. Such as a maximum of members per group, 1 metre social distancing and not filling the boats each time to accommodate the new guidelines. The ferries are still able to access, you just must book online now and book a seat ticket as well.
Bowness on Windemere is still a must a see town within the UK, and despite the lack of foreign visitors, the introduction of more staycation visitors will keep the area thriving for when all business re open on May 17th.