Self-Guided Walking Tour in Bowness-on-Windermere | La Vacanza Travel

Self-Guided Walking Tour in Bowness-on-Windermere

Duration: 75 to 90 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Windermere

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  • 75 to 90 minutes
  • Windermere
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Are you ready to unveil the hidden tales of Bowness-on-Windermere? Immerse yourself in a self-guided walking tour through medieval origins to the Victorian boom, discovering the town's transformation from a fishing village to a modern hotspot.

From the Royalty Cinema to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, follow the evolution along the lakeside promenade, offering breathtaking views of Bowness Bay. Explore St Martin’s Church, delve into Beatrix Potter's world, and hear intriguing stories of Windermere's islands. With stops at historic landmarks and charming pubs, this self-guided walk is a delightful exploration of Bowness's rich history.

Get unlimited use of this tour before your booking date and after it. You can use the virtual tour option at home, too.

Once you have booked, you will receive instructions and a unique code to download the tour. The app displays directions to the starting point; when you’re in the right place, tap start.

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Pass By: Royalty Cinema, Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BJ England

Embark on your journey at the historic Royalty Cinema, a cinematic gem that sets the stage for your exploration of Bowness-on-Windermere's rich history. As you start your walk, discover how this charming town evolved from its medieval origins to the bustling destination it is today.

Pass By: The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, The Old Laundry Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX England

Pass by the enchanting World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, housed in an old laundry. Uncover the connections between the famous author and the Lake District, delving into the tales of Peter Rabbit and other beloved characters.

Pass By: Hole in t' Wall (New Hall Inn), Lowside, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DH England

Stroll past the venerable Hole in t' Wall, Bowness-on-Windermere's oldest pub. Immerse yourself in the local lore and perhaps imagine the tales whispered within its historic walls.

Pass By: St Martin's Church, Lake Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3DE, UK

See the medieval beauty of St Martin's Church, a historical landmark with an 800-year-old legacy. Uncover fascinating stories woven into the fabric of this sacred space.

Pass By: Bowness Bay, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3HQ, UK

Embark on a picturesque lakeside stroll along the promenade, offering captivating views of Bowness Bay. Marvel at the boats gliding across the water, and delve into the area's 500-year history, where boating has been an integral part of local life.

Pass By: Bowness Pier, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3HQ, UK

Pass by Bowness Pier, a hub of activity on the lake. Imagine the comings and goings of boats and ferries that have graced these waters throughout the town's history.

Pass By: Cockshott Point, Glebe Rd, Windermere LA23 3GZ, UK

Explore Cockshott Point, an area of land owned by the National Trust.

Pass By: The Glebe, Glebe Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3HE, UK

End your journey at The Glebe, reflecting on the delightful sights and stories encountered along your walking tour. Relish the memories of Bowness-on-Windermere's medieval and Victorian past, now beautifully preserved in its modern allure.

  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • VoiceMap app for Android and iOS
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Royalty Cinema, Lake Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3BJ, UK

Departure Time

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Self-Guided Walking Tour in Bowness-on-Windermere
2/7/2024 - 4/23/2025

Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Return Details

Bowness Pier, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3HQ, UK

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


75 to 90 minutes

User's Reviews


14 Apr, 2024

Great way to help you around the are. I love the Lake District and his helped you find little gems to may otherwise miss. The guide was clear throughout and the history behind some of the places really made it come alive. If you are thinking of visiting Bowness this is a great way to structure a walk around the town.


13 Apr, 2024

I have done these self guided tours before and I like them because we are a little more free to do the walk when we want to, usually working round the weather. The previous ones I’ve done have been loads of fun and we have all usually enjoyed them. Unfortunately this one was total rubbish. It was like a pub crawl, just sending us to pubs and roads near pubs.. my 9 year old doesn’t fancy beers thank you. I know the Lakes well and I could have written a better tour. Avoid!!

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