South Lakes Overview

When thinking of the Lake District most people think of Windermere, England's longest lake set majestically amidst the most breathtaking scenery in the Southern Lakes. The village of Windermere sits at the edge of the stunning Lake District National Park and is a favourite with tourists and visitors. Lake Windermere is a paradise for any water sport enthusiast and is always buzzing with activity whatever the weather. The Windermere Steam Boat Museum is a perfect family day out, as is the visitor centre at Brockhole.

Kendal is the largest town in the Southern Lakes and offers everything the visitor needs, excellent shopping, restaurants, cafes and bars. Local pubs selling locally brewed ales and home produced fare offer a warm...

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Furness Abbey

Barrow-in-Furness, South Lakes

Furness Abbey is an English Heritage visitor site which is home to the impressive sandstone ruins of the Abbey. There is an interesting museum and shop on site where visitors can find lots of...

Dalton Castle

Dalton-in-Furness, South Lakes

The National Trust site of Dalton Castle remains, in the centre of Dalton, stand as a reminder of the Scottish invasions and the turbulent history of the village. The magnificent dungeon tower is...

K Village Shopping Centre

Kendal, South Lakes

Retail therapy becomes a unique pleasure at The K Village Outlet in Kendal. Visitors are spoiled for choice with the range of shops and designer outlets, cafes and restaurants. The interesting on...

Go Ape @ Grizedale Forest Park

Hawkshead, Ambleside, South Lakes

Go Ape adventure @ Grizedale Forest Park offers an exhilarating outdoor adventure experience, set amongst the treetops in the woodlands of the stunning forest. A perfect place to take the...

Ramblers Association

Kendal, South Lakes

The Ramblers Association works hard to open up the countryside to everyone, to enable us all to get out and enjoy the delights of the great outdoors. Walking in the Lake District is made all the more...

Lake Windermere

Windermere, South Lakes

Lake Windermere is the largest natural lake to be found in England; it is 12 miles long, one mile wide and 220 feet deep. Several rivers run into this huge lake, which gets its name from the...

Coniston Boating Centre

Coniston, Ambleside, South Lakes

Coniston Water is the perfect venue for sailing and water sport enthusiasts. Coniston Boating Centre offers every opportunity for taking full advantage of this magnificent waterway. The stunning...

Furness Railway

Barrow-in-Furness, South Lakes

The Furness Railway offers a trip back in time for visitors, who are treated to a nostalgic ride on an historic steam train. The magnificent station has been restored and there are state of the art...


Windermere, South Lakes

Hayeswater is a small lake situated in a remote spot in the southern Lakes

Where to shop in the Lakes

Ambleside, South Lakes

Shopping in the Lake District is wide and varied. There are picturesque little market towns with unique shops and old fashioned market squares. There are also trendy modern shopping centres housing...

Arnside and Silverdale

Carnforth, South Lakes

Arnside and Silverdale is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty set in the stunning Cumbrian countryside, and is amongst the smallest areas of protected wildlife habitat in the United Kingdom.

Dales Way Footpath

Bowness-on-Windermere, South Lakes

Dales Way is a well routed long distance footpath which encompasses the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. 80 miles long and with numerous stopping places in the most wonderful locations, it...

Lakes Gliding Club

Barrow-in-Furness, South Lakes

The Lakes Gliding Club based at Walney Island is the perfect site from which to launch your craft and take in the views as you soar above the breathtaking countryside. The club is open all year round...

Kentmere Pottery

Kendal, South Lakes

Kentmere Pottery still produces hand made pottery using original methods and finishes. The unique designs and beautiful decoration have made the ceramics very collectable. Visitors to the studios can...

Kendal Golf Club

Staveley, Kendal, South Lakes

Kendal Golf Club stands proud above the beautiful Lake District town of Kendal. The views of the surrounding countryside from the tees are simply stunning. The golf is excellent at this ever...

Low Sizergh Barn & Tea Room

Kendal, South Lakes

Low Sizergh Barn & Tea Room is a wonderful country experience combining stunning scenery and exhilarating fresh air with some of the best local farm shopping. The Tea Room is the icing on the...

Field & Trek Outdoor Clothing and Equipment

Keswick, South Lakes

Exploring and enjoying the great outdoors requires special care and attention, and not least the correct equipment. Field & Trek are the specialists in knowledge and advice on a wide range of...

Levens Hall and Gardens

Kendal, South Lakes

Levens Hall and Gardens in Kendal provide a spectacular sight for visitors, with imposing buildings and award winning gardens. The house is furnished in grand style with a vast collection of art...

South Lakes Wild Animal Park

Broughton, Dalton-in-Furness, South Lakes

South Lakes Wild Animal Park is a well visited attraction with a very unique feel. The open plan zoological garden is home to a range of rare animals, and is the site of an important conservation and...

Joint Adventures

Coniston, Ambleside, South Lakes

Joint Adventures offers all year round, high quality, personally tailored outdoor adventures for all age groups. Professionally qualified and experienced instructors are on hand to guide you through...

Holker Estate

Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, South Lakes

Holker Estate with the imposing Holker Hall and the Lakeland Motor Museum near Grange-over-Sands offer a complete family day out. The stately home and gardens are magnificent, and the museum is a...

The Forum

Barrow-in-Furness, South Lakes

The Forum in Barrow-in-Furness offers a warm welcome to visitors of all ages. Offering a mix of professional and amateur theatre productions, pantomimes and exhibitions throughout the year. The Forum...

Lakes Leisure Ulverston

Ulverston, South Lakes

Lakes Leisure in Ulverston has everything you need for a great day out. There is a wide choice of activities to entertain the whole family every day. Sports and fitness classes, indoor and outdoor...

Rampside Golf

Barrow-in-Furness, South Lakes

Rampside Golf is a well established 10 hole course, in a stunning location which commands magnificent views over Morecambe Bay. The course is excellent for beginners, professionals, family and...

Windermere Steamboat Museum

Windermere, South Lakes

Windermere Steamboat Museum houses an historic collection of crafts from its breathtaking location in the heart of the Lake District. The impressive collection has been building since the 1890,s and...

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