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Welcome to Bowness

Bowness-on-Windermere is a sprawling tourist town on the shore of Windermere, about halfway along the 10.5 mile length of the lake between Waterhead at the North end, and Lakeside at the South end. It developed after the opening of the railway line from Oxenholme and Kendal to Windermere in 1847.

Bowness was the nearest accessible point on the lake, Now the Lake District’s most popular visitor destination.

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