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08 February 2009

Windermere, Lake District, United Kingdom

Windermere & Bowness-on-Windermere can be found roughly at the midpoint on the east side of the longest lake in England "Lake Windermere". Windermere is situated above and away from the lake of about 1 mile/1.5km while Bowness-on-Windermere being the main tourist centre on the lake. It may seem odd that Windermere, rather than Bowness at the water's edge, takes it name from the lake. The reason behind this was simply to provide the railway station with a more appealing name. Until the opening of the line in 1847 Windermere was known as Birthwaite. Windermere is as far into the heart of the Lake District as the railway was ever driven. With the railway, Windermere developed quickly around the station, with hotels, boarding houses and shops eventually spreading down the hill to merge with Bowness.At the edge of the harbourWaiting to board the vessel going on to Lake WindermereBy the pier, after the tripWith Liza and her kidsCruising on Lake WindermereBy the shores of Lake WindermereAt our rented caravan homesBy the caravan homes overlooking Lake Windermere

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