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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 (2011 Census)

Ordnance Survey Map Reference for Windermere: SD4198

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

Being named after England's greatest freshwater lake, the little town of Windermere is roughly one kilometre distance from the edge of the lake, not touching it like the neighbouring Bowness-on-Windermere.

The name "Windermere" is supposedly a fusion of Old English and Old Swedish, the first written mention of it being in the late 14th century as "Wynandermer", the first part of the name is assumed to be a personal name Vinandr (from the Old Swedish), with the following element "mere", meaning a pool or lake (Old English). Though the village would not go under this name until much later.

Windermere - Main RoadThe established settlement of Birthwaite only became "Windermere" in in eighteen forty seven with the introduction of the Kendal and Windermere Railway, the owners favouring to call the station after the renowned lake as opposed to naming it after the village itself, so actually the train company gave the town its name!

The town as we speak has in essence joined with the adjoining Bowness, whilst they continue to be two defined towns with individual centres. The area is awesome for travel and leisure with many sights and museums, with Lake Windermere itself being the key attraction. It has a population of approximately 8,245 and is found in the South Lakeland Area of Cumbria.

Lake Windermere: With depths of up to 219 feet (66 meters), widths about 1 mile and a length of approximately 11.2 miles (18 kilometers), Windermere is England's largest sized freshwater lake. Since the 1847 arrival of the Kendal and Windermere Railway, it has become a significant tourist attraction, with more than 15 million tourists each year venturing to the Lake District National Park as a whole. It is widely used for sailing, course fishing, wildlife, water activities & walking. Windermere is a ribbon lake that was made throughout the last Ice Age, it has 18 islands in total the biggest being called Belle Isle.

A selection of Windermere streets and roads: Birthwaite Station, High Street, Hazelwood, Elim Grove, Limethwaite Road, Quarry Brow, Salisbury Place, Springfield Road, Queen's Drive, Back Ellerthwaite Road, Fairfield, Bellman Close, Church Street, Droomer Drive, Back Belsfield Road, Orrest Drive, Mill Rise, Holly Road, Crescent Road, Sunny Bank Road, St Martin's Parade, Chestnut Road, Brow Close, Old College Lane, Beresford Road, Bowfell Crescent, Longlands Road, Lake Road, Lickbarrow Road, Bank Terrace, Woodland Road, Tuchwud, Thornthwaite Road, Mill Beck Close, Birch Street, Fir Tree Crescent, Claife Avenue, Longmire Road, Main Road, School Knott Drive, Old Hall Road, Kendal Road, Annisgarth Park, Oldfield Road, Ellerthwaite Square, Upper Oak Street, Dodd's Lane, Annisgarth Close, Meadow Road, Breen Lane, Green Lane, Keldwyth Park, Biskey Howe Road, Cornbirthwaite Road, Longtail Hill, Victoria Street.

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Windermere: Brown Robin, Brockhole Lake District Visitors Centre, Meathop Moss, Go Ape Tree Top Junior, Docker Park Farm, The Keswick Spy Mission Treasure Trail, High Adventure Balloon Flights, Windermere Quays Marina, Go Ape at Grizedale Forest, Lakeland Equestrian, Treetop Trek Aerial Adventure, Ruskin Museum, Haverthwaite Railway, Bigland Hall Equestrian, Royalty Cinema, Climb 365 , Lakes Aquarium, Lake Windermere, Stagshaw Garden, Ford Park, Graythwaite Hall Gardens, Grubbins Wood, Lakeland Motor Museum, The Fun Factory Bowness, The Puzzling Place, Leighton Hall, Fell Foot Park, The Play Barn, Grizedale Forest Park, Kankku, Low Sizergh Barn, Gondola, Sizergh Castle, High Points, Greenlands Farm Village, Lakeland Wildlife Oasis, Great Langdale, Predator Experience, Ambleside Roman Fort, Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum, Old Laundry Theatre, South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Holker Hall Gardens, Lake District Visitor Centre Brockhole, Howe Ridding Wood, Zeffirellis Cinemas, Foulshaw Moss, Levens Hall, Aira Force.

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