Peter Rabbit settles into his Bed and Breakfast copyright Helen Reynolds

Where to stay in Windermere, Ambleside and nearby

Windermere, Ambleside and the surrounding areas offer accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. From beautiful lakeshore views to cosy holiday cottages, there is something for you.

Ambleside, at the north end of the Lake, is a small but busy town with a wide selection of hotels, self-catering properties and bed and breakfast accommodation.

Windermere is just over a mile from the lake shore, whilst Bowness-on-Windermere offers places to stay near the lake, many with views across the water.

Newby bridge is at the very southern tip of the Lake.

We've listed just a few of the hotels and guest houses in the main towns, but there is a wide range of bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation in all the towns and villages around Windermere. Use the search to find your perfect place to stay.

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Hotels and guest houses around Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere

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Holiday cottages around Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere

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Hotels and guest houses in Ambleside

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Holiday cottages in Ambleside

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Search and book your accommodation near Windermere

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Booking service by phone or in person

If you would like to stay in a hotel or bed and breakfast call into the Bowness Information Centre or call us on 015394 42895.

We need a basic idea of your requirements, let us know who you're staying with and when, and we can recommend some places best suited to you.  We charge £4 plus 10 per cent commission charge based on the total cost of your stay, we can take your credit or debit card details if making the booking by phone. This amount is deducted from your bill by your accommodation provider.

Need more help? Pop in to Bowness Bay Information Centre

Waterfront at Bowness Bay

We can help you with booking accommodation, tickets or attractions. See us on the south side of Bowness Bay, home to Bowness Information Centre.