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Set in the heart of the english lake district

Bowness-on-Windermere is a sprawling tourist town on the shore of Windermere, about halfway along the 10.5 mile length of the lake between Waterhead at the North end, and Lakeside at the South end. It developed after the opening of the railway line from Oxenholme and Kendal to Windermere in 1847. Bowness was the nearest accessible point on the lake.

Now the Lake District’s most popular visitor destination, Bowness-on-Windermere is busy for much of the year. People come to enjoy the lake for sailing and watersports, or just to relax and enjoy the atmosphere of the area and the town’s delightful setting

Windermere Lake Cruises

Burn How Garden Hotel is the nearest independent hotel to Bowness pier, from where you can explore Windermere, England’s largest lake by boat.

Windermere Lake Cruises offer outings from Bowness for durations of 45 minutes to 3 hours – or you can even spend all day on and around the lake with a Freedom of the Lake ticket.

You can also hire an electric motorboat or traditional wooden rowing boat  for 1 or 2 hours from Bowness Beach and explore Windermere at your own pace.


Shoppers and browsers will delight in the speciality stores and attractions,  whilst you have the choice of over 50 different restaurants on our doorstep. 

Bowness-on-Windermere is a thriving holiday town, the largest in the Lake District National Park, situated on the shores of Lake Windermere. This dynamic town boasts hundreds of shops, eating and drinking establishments and many fine cultural and historical attractions.


The Lake District is a paradise for cyclists. And here at the Burn How we’re perfectly placed to give you the best cycling holiday.

We know what cyclists need, and we know what makes them happy. We welcome road bikers, mountain bikers, electric bikers, hybrid bikers; we’re not the experts but we’re enthusiasts, we know some great routes, and we’re in the heart of the best cycling country.

Keep your bike secure, we’ve got a locked shed where your bike can be safely stored overnight

Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre

Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre has an enviable position on the Windermere lakeshore, overlooking the Langdale pikes.

The centre offers a broad range of watersports boat & equipment hire and watersport activity instruction on the lake. Set against the backdrop of the Lakeland fells it is a great location for getting out on the water.


Many visitors to the Lake District come here to try some walks from Bowness and to follow in the footsteps of Wainwright. He catalogued 214 fell tops, and wrote about them in great detail in seven wonderful guidebooks!

But we know that our visitors don’t always have the time, or the confidence, to go climbing the high fells. 

Luckily we’re well placed here at Burn How to suggest some delightful walks that will give you a real taste of Lakeland, some fantastic views, and maybe the inspiration to go further and higher next time.

Brockhole on Windermere Visitor Centre

Brockhole on Windermere visitor centre is a fantastic place for family fun.

There is rafting, archery, bike hire, lazer clay shooting, boat hire, kayak tours, pony rides and much more!

The adventure playground is free and has activities suitable for all ages. The playground includes a picnic area, so a great place to enjoy a spot of lunch.