Getaway to the heart of Windemere

The Lakes Hostel was renovated in 2020 with a lot of love and attention to detail and it really shows, combining an old school welcoming feel with modern facilities and equipment. Based in centre of the village of Windemere with access to all the great things it has to offer.

With the hostel being just a one minute walk from the train and bus stations it makes coming and going very straightforward as well as exp0loring the wider Lake District. But there is so much to do right on the doorstep of the hostel including the famous Wainwright walks, the first of which (Orrest Head) is well signposted and starts only a minute outside the front door. The famous lake boasts a wide selection of enticing activities like paddle boarding, the hostel works closely with a local company that will make hiring and using the boards incredibly simple. If paddle boards aren’t quite your thing why not explore the lake on a boat, you can climb aboard lake cruise tours or hire your own if your feeling brave. If being on top of England’s largest lake isn’t enough for you why not try open water swimming, Lakes Hostel has partnered with south lakes swimming who make swimming in the lakes fun, accessible and safe.

The villages of Windamere and Bowness offer a huge amount to do with a large selection of independent shops and cafes including the 2019 AA Pub of the Year ,Craft Baa. Lake district legend Beatrix Potter penned Peter Rabbit on the other side of the lake at her iconic house ‘Hill Top’  additionally The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction in the heart of Bowness. There really is something for everyone when you stay at the Lakes Hostel.

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