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| Bowness-on-Windermere is just a 20 minute drive away from Beech Hill House and Windermere along the A591 is about 30 minutes.
Windermere & Bowness-on-Windermere can be found roughly at the midpoint on the east side of the longest lake in England.
Lake Windermere is 10½ miles long, 1 mile wide and 220 feet deep making it the largest natural lake in England, which is fed by numerous rivers coming down from the surrounding fells.
The Romans built their fort of Galava at the northern end of the lake and it has always been an important waterway for movement of heavy materials.
Windermere gets its name from the Scandinavian mening 'lake of a man called Vinandr' and has the widest reange of large aquatic plants in the National Park.
To some it may seem strange that Windermere isn't at the waters edge but Bowness is yet it's Windermere, nearly a mile from the water's edge that takes it name from the lake. Until the opening of the railway line in 1847 Windermere was known as Birthwaite so it was renamed Windermere to give it a more appealing name to those visiting the area. Windermere is as far into the middle of the Lake District as the railway was ever laid.
Bowness-on-Windermere is one of the Lakeland's most popular holiday resorts and is an excellent centre for those who enjoy boating activities.
Lakeside is at the southern end of Lake Windermere near Newby Bridge and is approximately a 15 minute drive from Beech Hill House. Lakeside is the home of the Aquarium of the Lakes and not far from the steam trains running from the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway Station.
Take a trip from Lakeside on one of the steamers, launches or cruisers that tour Lake Windermere stopping off at various places including Bowness Bay and Waterhead in Ambleside.