Attractions - The White Rose
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction can be found in Windermere. The attraction as won a number of awards and is One of the Top Ten most Popular Visitor Centres and the centre is a place for all the family young and old. Within the centre you will discover Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck and all their friends in a magical indoor recreation of Beatrix Potter classic tales, with the sights, sounds and also the smells of the countryside. You will be able to see Mrs. Tiggy-winkle in the Kitchen, go past Jeremy Fisher's Pond and even walk through Squirrel Nutkin's Old Oak Tree? Also at the centre you will be able to learn more about Beatrix Potter's life in the Hidden Beatrix Potter's presentation and video wall. Take a break in the Tailor of Gloucester Tea Rooms and then a visit to shop where you can browse and purchase top quality Beatrix Potter merchandise.
From mountain-top to Morecambe Bay the award-winning Aquarium of the Lakes takes you on an amazing voyage of discovery. More than 30 spectacular, naturally-themed habitats bring the natural history of the Lake District vividly to life. Enjoy close encounters with hundreds of amazing creatures including trout, eels, pike, perch, giant crabs, rays and many more. Come face to face with playful otters in their riverbank home, discover the mysterious life of a river after dark and take a closer look at Lakeland life in AquaQuest's educational activity centre. Then enjoy the ultimate underwater thrill as you stroll along a recreated section of Windermere's lake-bed surrounded by surrounded by gigantic carp and the amazing diving ducks.
Windermere Steamboats & Museum is located on a former sand wharf site where, for many years, barges unloaded gravel dredged from the bed of the lake. When this operation ceased in 1975, the Windermere Nautical Trust acquired the use of the site and the Museum was built in 1976-77 with the help of The Maritime Trust and the English Tourist Board. For a great day out visit the Windermere Steamboats & Museum situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Windermere. This Windermere attraction offers a unique and historic collection of Steam and Motor Boats. Steam Launch Trips, Shop and Refreshments. The Museum is open 10am to 5pm daily from mid-March to the first week in November
Lake Windermere is 18.08km long and 1.49km wide it covers an area of 5.69sq miles with a depth of 219ft.It is called a Ribbon Lake as it is long.It was formed 13,000 years ago in the last major ice age by two glaciers Troutbeck valle.y and the Fairfield Horseshoe Rivers that run into it are the Brathay, Rothay, Trout Beck, Cunsey Beck with several lesser streams running into it.The Lake has 18 Island Belle Isle is the largest and privatly owned.Some of the fish that live in the Lake are Trout, char, Pike, Perch. Surrounded by the foothills of the Lake District it gives scenic low level walks.On the Lake there is a water bus where you can hop on and off at many atractions around the lake for example Wray Castle, Aquarium of the lakes at Lakeside where you can also experience a steam train ride, Lakeland Motor Museum and many others.There are several different boat trips around the lake,and also a car ferry to take you on to hawkshead.By the side of the Lake in Bowness you can also hire rowing boats and small motor boats.