Lake Cruises - Boats sail from the Bowness piers throughout
the year, offering a variety of trips including full or half lake
cruises, an islands cruise, a cruise to Lakeside and its steam
railway, and combined cruise and walk options. The piers are about
250 metres from Virginia Cottage.
Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum - Dove Cottage was
William Wordsworth’s home from 1799 to 1808 during his most
prolific years as a poet. It is located 5 miles north of Bowness
on the edge of Grasmere.
House - Located 1.5 miles south of Bowness, Blackwell
is one of England’s finest houses from the turn of the last
century, being an important example of Arts and Crafts architecture
designed by M H Baillie Scott.
Hall and Gardens - Owned by Lord and Lady Cavendish,
Holker Hall is a stately home containing many treasures, including
a magnificent library of over three thousand books and a hand
carved cantilever staircase. The award winning gardens cover acres
of parkland, with a herd of fallow deer. The house is located
about 1½ miles from Cartmel, some 15 miles from Bowness.
Potter Attraction - Located only 300 metres from Virginia
Cottage, it is the only official Peter Rabbit attraction in the
UK. Recently refurbished, all 23 tales are brought to life, from
Mr McGregor’s garden to the woodland glade. A new multi-screen
presentation guides you through the pioneering life of Beatrix
there are many other attractions within easy walking distance
or a short drive and there is an excellent bus service throughout
the Lake District…