View from Bowness Bay Information Centre cafe

Bowness-on-Windermere Information Centre and Café

Wondering about Windermere?

To make the most of your visit, pop in for leaflets, guides and advice from our friendly advisers.

Glebe Road
Bowness on Windermere
Cumbria LA23 3HJ

Bowness-on-Windermere map (PDF)

Opening times

From April to October we are open from 09.30 to 5.30 pm daily. 

From November to March we are open from 10 am to 4.30 pm daily.

Pop over to see us - we'll be happy to help you make the most of your visit to the Lake District.

We'll be happy to help you find the best routes to enjoy this special place and chat about what's on across Cumbria. 

Find out more about visiting the Lake District.

Follow us on Twitter @morebowness for the latest updates or call us on 0845 901 0845 (calls cost 2p per minute plus your phone company's access charge).

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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
  • Wheelchair available to hire (there is a maximum weight limit of 15 stone for our wheelchair)

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! 

Summer Opening times (April-October) are 9.30 am. to 5.30 pm.

Winter opening times (November-March) are 10 am to 4.30 pm.

Getting there

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. More details in travel and transport.

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.

More information

Read more about things to do and places to go in our Explore Windermere section.

Tel: 0845 901 0845 (calls cost 2p per minute plus your phone company's access charge)

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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Lake District Pound

Lake District Pound

The Lake District Pound (LD£) is our local currency. You can spend it to enjoy our real local community, and help keep the Lake District special!

How to buy and spend LD£