Windermere travel guide

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You're Going to Love Windermere

With a population of 8,118, Windermere is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Windermere

Windermere in March
Estimated hotel price
C$ 303
1 night at 3-star hotel
Windermere in March
Estimated hotel price
C$ 303
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Windermere


Although Windermere doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Leeds/Bradford Airport (LBA), which is located 62 miles from Windermere. The shortest flight to Windermere from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 6h 50m.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Windermere, followed by Avanti West Coast. The train journey from Windermere to Birmingham takes 1h 28m and costs around C$ 39 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from London, expect to pay about C$ 52 for a 2h 06m trip. The train station in Windermere is called Windermere, and is located 0.1 miles from the city centre.


Another option to get to Windermere is to pick up a car rental from Edinburgh, which is about 109 miles from Windermere. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Hertz, among others, in Edinburgh.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Windermere, including FlixBus, National Express and Megabus. From Liverpool, the bus ride to Windermere takes 57 miles and will cost you around C$ 18. From Leeds, the ticket costs about C$ 12 for a journey of 70 miles.

Airports near Windermere

Airlines serving Windermere

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,722 reviews)
Air France
Good (624 reviews)
United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,684 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (318 reviews)
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Air Canada
Good (2,578 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (160 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Where to stay in Windermere

Average rates range from around C$ 193 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 306 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Windermere

Most booked hotels in Windermere

Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, Bw Premier Collection
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 298+
Lakes Hotel & Spa
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 279+
The Sun Boutique and Lounge
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 185+
The Fisherbeck
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 271+
Yha Ambleside
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 67+
Yha Hawkshead
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 26+

Renting a car in Windermere

Expect to pay C$ 2.43 per litre in Windermere (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 29.08 and C$ 38.77.