Windermere travel guide

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You're Going to Love Windermere

With a population of 8,118, Windermere is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Windermere to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Windermere

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Miller Howe (Rayrigg Road) and HRiSHi at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House (Crook Road) are great picks.

When to visit Windermere

Windermere in November
Estimated hotel price
$305
1 night at 3-star hotel
Windermere in November
Estimated hotel price
$305
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Windermere

Plane

Although Windermere doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Leeds/Bradford Airport (LBA), which is located 99 km from Windermere. The shortest flight to Windermere from Australia departs from Sydney and takes around 28h 05m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Windermere, followed by Avanti West Coast. The train journey from Windermere to Liverpool takes 0h 37m and costs around $21 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Leeds, expect to pay about $11 for a 1h 17m trip. The train station in Windermere is called Windermere, and is located 0.2 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Windermere is to pick up a car hire from Edinburgh, which is about 176 km from Windermere. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Alamo, among others, in Edinburgh.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Windermere, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Liverpool, the bus ride to Windermere takes 72 km and will cost you around $12. From Leeds, the ticket costs about $12 for a journey of 108 km.

Plane

Although Windermere doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Leeds/Bradford Airport (LBA), which is located 99 km from Windermere. The shortest flight to Windermere from Australia departs from Sydney and takes around 28h 05m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Windermere, followed by Avanti West Coast. The train journey from Windermere to Liverpool takes 0h 37m and costs around $21 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Leeds, expect to pay about $11 for a 1h 17m trip. The train station in Windermere is called Windermere, and is located 0.2 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Windermere is to pick up a car hire from Edinburgh, which is about 176 km from Windermere. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Alamo, among others, in Edinburgh.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Windermere, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Liverpool, the bus ride to Windermere takes 72 km and will cost you around $12. From Leeds, the ticket costs about $12 for a journey of 108 km.

Airports near Windermere

Airlines serving Windermere

Lufthansa
Good (4,665 reviews)
KLM
Good (852 reviews)
SWISS
Good (942 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,539 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,614 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,306 reviews)
Air France
Good (984 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,585 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (484 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,958 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,120 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,469 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,860 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (229 reviews)
Finnair
Good (872 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,177 reviews)
LOT
Good (685 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (923 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (827 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (833 reviews)
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Where to stay in Windermere

From 5-star hotels such as the Linthwaite House Hotel to great affordable options like the Adam Place Guest House, Windermere offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $194 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $383 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Windermere

Most booked hotels in Windermere

Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, World Hotel Distinctive
4 stars
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
$356+
Lakes Hotel & Spa
4 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
$299+
The Daffodil Hotel & Spa
4 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
$356+
Yha Hawkshead
3 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
$34+
The Inn At Grasmere
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$262+
The Belsfield Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
$335+

Hiring a car in Windermere

Expect to pay $2.81 per litre in Windermere (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $33.70 and $44.93.

Expect to pay $2.81 per litre in Windermere (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $33.70 and $44.93.