Orrest Head - Windermere - Lakes Line
          View from Orrest Head

             Teal on Lake Windermere
Windermere - Lakes Line

Windermere evening

Windermere Railway Station - Lakes Line

Windermere Station

View Larger Map

The town of Windermere developed when the new railway arrived in 1847. Prior to the arrival of the railway, the small settlement was known as Birthwaite but the town which grew there took its name from the nearby lake. It's a great base from which to explore the Lake District. Don't miss the walk up to Orrest Head (the route starts about 200 metres from the station on the road towards Ambleside) which offers spectacular views of the Lake District, or a trip across Lake Windermere with Windermere Lake Cruises.

The town, now with a resident population of over 8,000, boasts fine accommodation, shops, art galleries and places to eat. It is a centre for touring with cycle hire available at the railway station, Mountain Goat Tours a couple hundred metres down the hill and direct bus links to Bowness and the Brockhole Lake District Visitor Centre. Brockhole is only 3 km/2 miles away with direct bus connections from Windermere station to the front gates using the 555 and 559 (Open top in the summer) bus services. There are many walking routes and the Tourist Information Centre is close to the railway station on the route into town.

Places To Visit

Windermere Lake Cruises

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

Brockhole Lake District Visitor Centre 

The World of Beatrix Potter

John Kershaw Studio Pottery


Lakes Leisure

Pinfold Gallery & Glass Studio

Aquarium of the Lakes

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

Transport Information

Bus: Located directly outside the station.

Taxi Rank: Located directly outside the station.

Taxi Numbers
Castle Taxis - 01539 726233
Blue Star Taxis - 01539 723670

Cycle Hire: Country Lanes (next to the station) Telephone: 015394 44544 Click Here for website

Town Centre  2 minute walk - Bowness is approx 15-20 minutes walk away.

A2A Affordable Web Design - SMS Marketing - Affordable SEO & English Lakes
Designed By A2A Internet