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Location of Windermere: Lake District, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom.

Postcode for Windermere: LA23

Windermere Dialling Code: 015394

Population of Windermere: 8,245 (Census of 2011)

Windermere Ordnance Survey Map Reference: SD4198

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

Established close to and deriving its name from the greatest lake in England, the town of Windermere doesn't in fact touch the edge of the lake, as it is roughly one kilometre away, although the neighbouring Bowness-on-Windermere certainly does.

The name "Windermere" seems to be a mix of Old Swedish and Old English, the very first reported reference to it from 1396 as "Wynandermer", the very first part of the name is assumed to refer to a personal name Vinandr (from Old Swedish), with the second element "mere", that means a pool or lake (from Old English). Though the village didn't use this name until much later.

Windermere - Main RoadThe town as it is today only began since the arriving of the railway in in eighteen forty seven, the original settlement was called Birthwaite and it revised its name to "Windermere" as soon as the railway company named the train station after the famous lake instead of the village. And so actually the Kendal and Windermere Railway were responsible for naming the town!

The town at present has virtually merged with nearby Bowness, despite the fact that they continue to be 2 different towns having their own centers. The vicinity is massive for tourism and there are a mixture of points of interest and museums, with the famous lake staying key attraction. It has got a population of approximately 8,200 and it's located in the Cumbrian South Lakeland District.

Lake Windermere: With depths of up to 219 feet (66 m), widths around 1 mile & a length of about 11.2 miles (18km), Windermere is England's greatest inland lake. Since the 1847 arrival of the Kendal & Windermere Railway, it has become a big visitor draw, with more than fifteen million visitors every year heading to the Lake District National Park overall. It is a favorite for boating, course fishing, wildlife, water sports & camping. The lake is a ribbon lake which was made during the last Ice Age, it has 18 isles altogether the largest being named Belle Isle.

A selection of Windermere streets and roads: Mill Brow, Ferney Green Drive, Claife Avenue, Droomer Lane, Patterdale Road, South Craig, Ellerthwaite Road, Alexandra Road, New Road, Kendal Road, The Spinney, College Road, Droomer Drive, Tuchwud, Old College Lane, Meadow Croft Lane, St Mary's Park, Park Close, School Knott Drive, Birkfield Road, Queen's Drive, Oakland Drive, Greenstile Park, Green Lane, Park Avenue, Ambleside Road, Fallbarrow Road, Helm Road, Whinfield Road, Lindeth Lane, Ellerthwaite Square, Windermere Park, Claife Close, Fir Tree Crescent, High Street, Nelson Road, Beechwood Close, Robinson Place, Glebe Road, Sunny Bank Road, Limethwaite Road, Fern Bank, Phoenix Way, Victoria Road North, St Martin's Place, Bank Road, Brow Close, Bellman Close, Victoria Road, Main Road, Biskey Howe Park, Annisgarth Close, Ghyll Road, Biskey Howe Road, Wynlass Park, West Crescent.

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Windermere: Old Laundry Theatre, Ruskin Museum, Treetop Trek Aerial Adventure, Blackwell, Ambleside Roman Fort, Stott Park Bobbin Mill - English Heritage, Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum, Lake District Visitor Centre Brockhole, Lakeland Motor Museum, Nichols Moss, Shap Swimming Pool, South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Sizergh Castle, Go Ape at Grizedale Forest, Ghyllside Cycles, Dorothy Farrers Spring Wood, Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Grubbins Wood, The Fun Factory Bowness, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Zeffirellis Cinemas, Furness Abbey, Kendal Via Ferrata, Biketreks, Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, Lakeland Miniature Village, Quayside Kids, Meathop Moss, Armitt, Stagshaw Garden, Gondola, Curious About Kendal, Cumberland Pencil Museum, Lakeland Equestrian, Townend - National Trust, Treetop Nets, Fell Foot Park, Greenlands Farm Village, Dalton Leisure Centre, Windermere Lake Cruises, High Points, The Puzzling Place, The Play Barn, Royalty Cinema, Brantwood, Windermere Quays Marina, Honister Slate Mine, Grizedale Forest Park, Lakeland Maze and Farm Park, Graythwaite Hall Gardens, Lakeland Climbing Centre.

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This webpage will be relevant for encircling towns, villages and hamlets which include: Staveley, Oxenholme, Hawkshead, Satterthwaite, Grizedale, Kendal, Burneside, Crook, Newby Bridge, Graythwaite, Tebay, Bowness-on-Windermere, Little Langdale, Lakeside, Waterhead, Far Sawrey, Ambleside, Glenridding, Shap, Kentmere, Coniston, Ings, Grasmere, Troutbeck Bridge, Borrowdale, Droomer. ROAD MAP - CURRENT WEATHER

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