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Location of Windermere: Lake District, Cumbria, England, UK.

Windermere Postcode: LA23

Windermere Dialling Code: 015394

Population of Windermere: 8,245 (2011 Census)

Windermere Ordnance Survey Map Reference: SD4198

Windermere is Twinned With: Diessen am Ammersee (Southern Bavaria, Germany)

Standing very near to and getting its name from the greatest freshwater lake in England, the town of Windermere does not actually touch the edge of the lake, being approximately a half a mile away, although its neighbour Bowness-on-Windermere certainly does.

The very first recorded reference of the name ("Wynandermer") was in the late 14th century, and appears to be a mixture of languages, the first part Old Swedish (from the personal name Vinandr) and the second component "mere" deriving from the Old English for pool or lake. The town itself would not nevertheless have been named this in those far off days, simply the lake itself.

Windermere - Main RoadWeird as it seems, the Kendal and Windermere Railway Company were mostly responsible for affording the town its name, given it was up to that time a settlement named Birthwaite, at the time the train line found its way to the location in in eighteen forty seven, the company chose to call it after the well known lake instead of the village itself, and hence it became "Windermere".

Found in the Cumbrian South Lakeland Region, the town has a population of roughly eight thousand, the location is fantastic for travel and leisure and there are quite a number of museums and visitor attractions, with the lake continuing to be chief attraction. Windermere town has in essence become amalgamated with the nearby Bowness-on-Windermere, although they continue to be 2 different towns boasting different town centres.

Lake Windermere: With a depth of up to two hundred and nineteen foot (sixty six meters), widths about a mile & a length of approximately eleven miles (eighteen kilometers), Windermere is England's largest sized natural lake. Since the 1847 building of the Kendal & Windermere Railway, it has remained a massive tourism attraction, with more than fifteen million visitors each year touring the Lake District overall. It is popular for boating, course angling, birdwatching, water sports and camping. Lake Windermere is a ribbon lake that was made over the last Ice Age, it's got 18 islands in total the largest sized known as Belle Isle.

A selection of Windermere streets and roads: Langrigge Park, Chestnut Road, Patterdale Road, Lake Road, Applerigg, School Knott Close, Old Mill Crescent, Queen's Drive, Droomer Drive, Quarry Rigg, Brantfell Walk, Fallbarrow Road, Mill Beck Close, Lake Gardens, Kendal Road, Ellerthwaite Road, Oldfield Court, Priory Gardens, Brow Crescent, Whinfield Road, Robinson Place, Woodland Road, Nelson Road, Mill Brow, Dubbs Road, Orrest Drive, New Road, Rayrigg Rise, Victoria Street, Craig Walk, Upper Oak Street, High Street, Limethwaite Road, Prince's Road, Crescent Road, Borrans Lane, Park Road, North Terrace, Langrigge Howe, Bowfell Crescent, Greenstile Park, Annisgarth Drive, Annisgarth Avenue, Beechwood Close, Oakland Drive, Main Road, Breen Lane, Keldwyth Drive, Ambleside Road, Brackenfield, Longmire Road, Helm Road, Lickbarrow Close, Fir Tree Crescent, Sunny Bank Road, Tuchwud.

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Windermere: Wordsworth Museum, Stott Park Bobbin Mill - English Heritage, South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Fell Foot Park, Holker Hall Gardens, Stagshaw Garden, King Kong Climbing Centre, Armitt, Muncaster Castle, Lake District Visitor Centre Brockhole, Haverthwaite Railway, Arnside Beach, Grubbins Wood, Treetop Nets, High Adventure Balloon Flights, Ruskin Museum, Yew Tree Barn Gallery, Old Laundry Theatre, Cumbrian Heavy Horses, Curious About Kendal, Go Ape Tree Top Junior, Rydal Mount Gardens, Hervey Memorial Reserve, Dalton Leisure Centre, The Keswick Spy Mission Treasure Trail, Lakeland Equestrian, Biketreks, Brantwood, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Brockhole Lake District Visitors Centre, Meathop Moss, The Play Barn, Townend - National Trust, Lakeland Maze and Farm Park, Nichols Moss, Aira Force, Lake Windermere, Great Langdale, Lakeland Climbing Centre, Dorothy Farrers Spring Wood, Predator Experience, The Puzzling Place, Go Ape at Grizedale Forest, Cumberland Pencil Museum, Gondola, Ambleside Roman Fort, Keswick Climbing Wall, Holehird Gardens, Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum, Windermere Lake Cruises.

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