Bowness–on-Windermere is one of the busiest tourist areas of the Lake District. Located directly on the shores of Lake Windermere, Bowness has a rail link connecting to the west coast mainline, and is easy to get to by road.

In many ways it is similar to Ambleside at the head of the lake, but is bigger and busier. Unlike Ambleside, the centre of the town is within easy waking distance of the lake and pier. Also because of its location half way down Englands largest lake, people taking boat trips have more choice regarding where to go.

Bowness has many shops of all kinds, as well as a choice of pubs, hotels and restaurants. Bowness has a number of tourist attractions like the the World of Beatrix Potter and the Windermere Steamboat Museum. Brockhole National Park Visitors centre is also within driving distance towards Ambleside.

Scenes in and around Bowness on Windermere coutesy of You Tube. The third video features the Lakes Alive 2009 arts event part of which was held in at the Glebe in Bowness on Windermere.