The Southern Lakes

Probably the gateway to the Lake District National Park, with the village of Windermere the first to greet you on your visit, Bowness on Windermere the popular tourist hot spot for Bank holiday weekends.

Other major tourism towns include Ambleside and Grasmere the home of William Wordsworth further North with Coniston and Hawkshead to the West of Claiffe Heights and the Grizedale Forest.

Southern Lake District towns & villages

Ambleside, Bowness on Windermere, Cartmel, Coniston, Grange over Sands, Grasmere, Hawkshead, Kendal, Newby Bridge, Troutbeck, Ulverston, Windermere

Lakes of the Southern Lake District

Lake Windermere, Esthwaite Water, Coniston Water, Rydal Water and Grasmere Lake

Main Tourist Towns

Windermere Bowness on Windermere Ambleside Coniston Hawkshead Keswick

All Towns & Villages

Towns and Villages

Lake District Categories

Northern Lake District Southern Lake District Western Lake District Eastern Lake District

Lake District Lakes and Waters

Lake Windermere Coniston Water Derwent Water Ullswater