Visitor Information Centre - GoLakes
The Lake Windemere Visitor Information Centre is located next to the train station on Victoria Rd and open from 08:00-17:30 every day. To obtain further information and advice about Lake Windemere and the surrounding area visit the web site at http://www.windermereinfo.co.uk/ or click here.
The Lake District is one of Britain's finest National Parks to visit with beautiful gardens, lakes, mountains and historic houses. It is also where William Wordsworth spent much of his time writing poems. Cumbria is packed with famous award-winning attractions. Whether you are discovering the life and works of one of the many famous poets that have resided here, or climbing through the trees to cruising across one of the many beautiful lakes. The variety of visitor attractions on offer in the Lake Disrict ensure that all ages and interests are catered for. There is something for individual adventure seekers as well as families and couples.
- Landscape - With more than 3,100 kilometres of rights of way, you can walk, cycle and ride around the Cumbria countryside to your heart's content. You can also get on the water of the lakes and coastline. The Lake District National Park has walks for every ability from ambles around lakes to high ridge walks, with a bit of scrambling - climbing over rocks without a rope.
Buildings and historic sites - There are many buildings in Cumbria – castles, churches, mills, railway stations, municipal buildings, museums, and other tourist attractions that are of interest for the buildings themselves. Many tourist information centres are located in buildings of historical interest. There are up to 7 Roman Ports and some 50 stone circles in Cumbria, including some of the earliest stone circles in Britain.
There is a vast range of types, from the vast monumental circles at Castlerigg, Swinside and Long Meg, to the standard early bronze age circles of about 100 ft in diameter as at Casterton and Elva Plain, to diminutive rings associated with alignments and burials. Some are associated with henge monuments such as Mayburgh.
- Family attractions - Cumbria has a good variety of places to cater for lovers of animals in Cumbria, from the specialist centres for birds of prey and fishes, to Lakeland’s only Zoo at Dalton-in-Furness where tigers and other rare animals can be seen. Visitor centres, such as Brockhole and Whinlatter cater for children, and some attractions, such as the Beatrix Potter attraction are aimed especially at children. Cumbria has three historic steam railways, with children especially welcome.