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There are many varied attractions within a short distance of the Dower House some of which are listed below;

Windermere Lake (2 minute walk, 300 yards)

Wray Castle (2 minute walk)

Abundance of wildlife

Beatrix Potter Attraction (8 miles, Windermere) "At the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, you can discover Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck and all their friends in a magical indoor recreation of Beatrix Potters little books, complete with the sights, sounds and smells of the countryside"

Go Ape (5 miles, Grizedale)

5 Golf courses within 20 miles (including Windermere, Carus Green)

Boat Hire - various boats can be hired on several lakes including Coniston and Windermere

Mountain Biking - there are many trails in the Lakes, the majority of which offer stunning views of the lakes and mountains. The Mountain Bike Cumbria website provides first hand reports of trails in Cumbria

Cinemas - for rainy days, there are cinemas in Ambleside (Zeffirellis) and Windermere (Royalty)


The following websites contain further information of interesting activities and events within the Lake District National Park:

Visit Cumbria
Lake District National Park
Central Lake District B&B Guest Houses, iknow-lakedistrict.co.uk


Local Attractions


Wray Castle
Just a few minutes walk from the Dower House, more information about Wray Castle can be found on the Visit Cumbria website
Picture of Wray Castle


Local Walks
The Dower House is ideally situated for many beautiful walks both long and short. The file below contains some example routes

Download Local Walks PDF

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