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Bowness on Windermere
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Lake Windermere, about a mile and a half from Windermere, a very popular tourist destination that provides water activities such as rowing boat hire, chug chug boats and lake cruises. Biskey Howe is an excellent viewing point to look out over the village and admire the hills and mountains on the other side of Lake Windermere.
Bowness on Windermere has a promenade which provides a lakes edge walk of about a mile with attarctions along the way, ice cream huts, amusements arcade and shops and eating establishments catering to the visitor and holiday maker this area is known as Bowness Bay.
Bowness on Windermere started to grow after the introduction of the railway tracks from Oxenholme Station in Kendal which was around 1847, the nearest station to Bowness on Windermere is Windermere Station which is about 1.5 miles, 2.4 kms away, which equates to a 15 minutes walk or a 5 minute drive.
St Martin's church, the parish church of Bowness, built in 1483 and restored in 1870 to make it bigger is one of the most interesting buildings in Bowness and well worth a visit to look inside, between the church and the lake lies the oldest part of the village known as Lowside, narrow streets giving you a feeling of what life must have been like before the arrival of the railway and tourism.
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