We live in Bowness-on-Windermere, a mere 5-minute walk to the shores of Windermere. However, over the years, Windermere, the lake, has become known as ‘Lake Windermere’, which makes some language purists cringe. Windermere itself is a town about 1 mile distant from the Lake, so there isn’t actually a lake in Windermere itself.
Bowness-on-Windermere, often called ‘Bowness’ by locals and visitors alike, is often mistaken for the town of Windermere, except that it is located on the shores of Windermere, hence the name, Bowness (the town) on (as in located by) Windermere (the lake). The ‘mere’ part of ‘Windermere’ refers to the body of water, Winder or Winander. There is an interesting article in Wikipedia regarding the origins of the name, ‘Windermere’. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windermere)
Bowness-on-Windermere’s main attraction is of course the lake, Windermere, England’s largest lake at 10.5 miles long. From our guest house, Blenheim Lodge, it is but a short stroll to the lake and its environs. Indeed, our guest house overlooks Lake Windermere and our guest rooms offer some amazingly stunning views of the lake and fells.
We have had some lovely days recently, and yesterday was no different, so Hubby suggested a short stroll by Windermere. As usual, the lake was looking beautiful and I took a photo as we strolled leisurely near and along its shores.
Why not come and join us in the Lakes and enjoy these fabulous views for yourself? Take advantage of our Special Offers this Winter and stay with us at Blenheim Lodge. Admire magnificent Lake Windermere and fell views from our comfy rooms. Rest . . . take it easy . . . and return home refreshed and relaxed from your break away.
Blenheim Lodge . . . panoramic Lake views, peace and tranquillity, nestled against acres of beautiful fields and woodlands, in the heart of the English Lake District National Park.’
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