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Bowness Bay Information Centre

Bowness-on-Windermere Information Centre and Café

Windermere visitor information

To make the most of your visit, pop in for leaflets, guides and advice from our friendly advisers about the local area of Windermere and Ambleside and the rest of the Lake District National Park.

Visit us: Glebe Road, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3HJ.

Bowness Bay Information Centre is just opposite the Windermere Lake Cruises Pier and Bowness Pier bus stop. Bus 599 runs up to every 20 minutes between Windermere station and Bowness Bay during the summer months.

Call us: 0845 901 0845


Opening times

  • April to October: 10:00am to 5:00pm 7 days a week.
  • November to March: 10:00am to 4.30pm 7 days a week.

Spending here supports here

What's on offer

  • Free WiFi
  • Information on national and local attractions
  • Route finding advice for road, rail or bus
  • Advice on walking and cycling
  • Maps, books, touring and walking guides for sale
  • A range of gifts and souvenirs
  • A full programme of events
  • Coach and mini bus tour booking
  • Agent for Old Laundry Theatre and Theatre by the Lake in Keswick

We're here to answer your questions, help you find your way around, let you know what things you can do and how to book them, around Windermere and the rest of the Lake District.

Shopping here, supports here

By shopping at Windermere Information Centre, you're giving a little back to the National Park, to help us keep it special now and in the future. Thanks!

Lake District National Park Water Bottles

Bluebird Café

Treat yourself to locally made and sourced cakes, pies, drinks and ice creams. And drink in the view of the lake as well!

  • April - October: 9.30am to 5.30pm
  • November - March: 10am to 4.30pm

Advertising options

Perfectly situated on the Glebe, Bowness Bay Information Centre is open all year round, providing information to over 250,000 visitors a year. It provides advertisers with a captive audience looking to spend time, and money, in the Lake District National Park and throughout Cumbria. Find out about advertising options at Bowness Bay.

Technical queries booking accommodation online?

If you have a technical problem with the accommodation booking process please email or call 0844 209 25555 (calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone company's access charge). Open 9am - 5.30pm Mon - Fri, 10am - 5pm Sat and Sun.

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