14. Windermere Town, Lake Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere & Blackwell House
English Lake District, Cumbria (ex Cumberland/Westmorland)
WINDERMERE, on Lake Windermere
Looking across Lake Windermere near Ambleside, towards the Langdale Pikes, seen in the distant right of centre.
View of Lake Windermere near Ambleside (on the right) and on the far left are the distinctive outline of the Langdale Pikes.
However, we moved on through Booths and past Windermere Station to take refreshment at the excellent First Floor Cafe (above right) of the Lakeland chain store, which looks out in the Lake Windermere direction (above left).
The view of Lake Windermere (above right) was taken from the A591 road between Windermere and Ambleside.
We then returned to Windermere where we were staying for the night. There is a free car park (upto 2 hours) by the very good Booths supermarket, which also has a coffee.
The 'Little Chippy' fish and Chips shop in Windermere
Views of, and from, lake Windermere
Zooming into the Langdale Pikes from across the northern end of Windermere
View across Lake Windermere from near Low Wood Hotel south of Ambleside
A view from above Windermere Town over Lake Windermere to the Langdale Pikes
A walk from Windermere town to Bowness on Windermere lake
Views over Bowness
The walk ends by the Arts Bar and "Peter Rabbit and Friends" and the Country Hut Cafe and Bar in Bowness
A rather snowbound lakeside in Bowness
Montie's cafe is good for drinks and snacks and in oe of the fine Edwardian style buildings in Bowness.
Evening light at Bowness-on-Windermere - feeding the ducks, geese and swans
The pleasure cruisers for a great Lake Windermere boat trip.
The 'Italianate' Belsfield Hotel above the pleasure boat moorings.
The shopping street in Bowness-on-Windermere.
Queen's Square with Rayrigg Road on the left in Bowness-on-Windermere.
There are some quite stylish houses in Bowness-on-Windermere.
Vinegar Jones take away fish & chips shop was once the PHARMACY in Bowness-on-Windermere.
The front of the old pharmacy has some quite interesting carvings on it, amongst them, four brightly painted heads.
Left: The Beatrix Potter Museum
Right: The ROYALTY picture house, good selection of films to be seen in what was once the 'PUBLIC HALL' of 1926 or 1924 ?, great if the day is a bit wet!
The Royalty Cinema celebrated its 90th birthday in 2018. It has a Wurlitzer organ which is played to silent movies once a month!
The Parish Church of St Martin, Bowness-on-Windermere
The 15th century stained glass of the east window of St Martin's Church, Bowness.
The altar and Reredos of St Martin's Church, Bowness
The painted tiled walls in the chancel around and above the altar.
The Victorian stained glass windows in St Martin, Bowness
BLACKWELL HOUSE, Blackwell
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