The vibrant town of Bowness-on-Windermere is a hugely popular tourist hotspot within the Lake District National Park. With its Lake Windermere frontage and range of outdoor sports, there is opportunity for smart investments.
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Bowness-on-Windermere enjoys a steady flow of visitors throughout the year. Therefore, it has a thriving high street with a fantastic selection of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. There is also a great range of accommodation for visitors, suited to all budgets.
A short walk from Windermere is Orrest Head. It was the first ‘summit’ in Lakeland visited by Alfred Wainright in 1930, author of the famous guidebooks. In addition to this, access to Lake Windermere is located a mile away from the town.
The World of Beatrix Potter is a highly popular attraction with visitors. Listen to the stories and see the characters come to life. Visit the Lakes Aquarium where you can see an amazing range of both local and exotic species.
Tourism aside, Bowness-on-Windermere makes a lovely spot for families. There are several local schools and a range of activities for all ages. There are three primary schools, and for those of secondary age is the highly regarded Lakes School and private Windermere School.
Things to Do in Bowness-on-Windermere
Easily accessed just of the A591, Bowness-on-Windermere offers simple access to the M6. Additionally, Windermere train station offers regular lines to Oxenholme West Coast Mainline. There, you can take direct routes to Manchester and London.
The Property Market
Bowness-on-Windermere boasts a buoyant property market for both local residents and those who seek holiday let potential. Within the town itself, there is a wide range of stunning Lakeland stone finished terraces.
The majority of sales in this area during the last year were detached properties. Over the last year, sold prices in Bowness-on-Windermere were up 14% on the previous year and 29% up on the peak of 2017.