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We're Brockhole on Windermere set right on the shores of the lake and we are incredibly proud to be at the heart of the spectacular Lake District National Park - a New UNESCO World Heritage Site!
Brockhole on Windermere is the perfect Lakeland destination for all the family to enjoy. Keep everyone entertained with plenty of activities around our grounds and in the house; try your hand at archery, discover our faerie trail, and race around in our Krazi Karts. For those wanting to get out on the lake, we have motor boats for hire as well as kayaks, paddleboard, and rowing boats.
When you’re starting to feel peckish we’ve got the perfect treat for you. Savour brilliant Cumbrian flavours in our café, or grab a bite to eat in our Lakeshore café or Potting Shed café. For those wanting something special, why not treat yourself to lunch in The Gaddum.
Stay in the house and discover The Lake District Story exhibition, taking you on a journey through the past and present of our beautiful National Park. Pop upstairs to the Gaddum Gallery to see what local artists can create in our inspirational landscape. Don’t forget to visit our shop before leaving where you’ll find great products from local producers. The perfect gift, or perhaps a treat for yourself?
Fancy a wind down after an action packed day? Immerse yourself in nature in our Thomas Mawson designed gardens, with views overlooking the lake and the iconic fells beyond.
As we are owned by the Lake District National Park Authority, every penny spent at Brockhole goes back in to protecting the National Park for the future.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
In Brockhole House
Brockhole café, The Gaddum Restaurant, The Gaddum Gallery, The Lake District Story exhibition, Brockhole shop, Brave the Cave, Toilets.
Around the grounds
Archery, Laser Clay Shooting, Faerie Trail, Adventure Playground, Krazi Karts, Mini golf, Kitchen Garden, Thomas Mawson Garden, Picnic Area, Pop up shop, The Garden Shed Café, Lakeshore Café, Water sports centre, Woodland walks, Lakeshore walks, Bird hide, Mini Tractors, BBQ (seasonal) & Fish & Chip Van (Seasonal). Plus we are home to Treetop Treks and Treetop Nets.
Both The Garden Shed Café and the Lakeshore Café are takeaway cafes which are only open seasonally.
At the lakeshore
Motor boat hire, Paddle board hire, Kayak hire, Rowing boat hire, Kayak tours.
Find out more information on parking at this link.
We can’t wait to welcome you! Remember spending at Brockhole supports the Lake District National Park.
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* Please see online for opening times as these vary throughout the year.
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By Bike: There is a cycle path along some stretches of the A592 road between Windermere and Brockhole mainly recommended for experienced bikers. The 800 Bike Bus (Windermere to Haverthwaite) stops nearby and can carry up to 12 bikes. On Foot: There is a footway all along the A592 between Windermere and Brockhole. Plus bridleways descend from the hills to the east near the site if you fancy the scenic route. Visit the National Trust website for detail sof walks. By Car: Conveniently located on A591 between Windermere and Ambleside.
By Bus: It is easy to get to Brockhole by bus. Both the 599 open top service and the 555 bus provide regular services between Bowness and Grasmere, so why not sit back and enjoy the view? The 555 runs between Keswick, Grasmere, Windermere and Kendal. The bus stops outside the entrance. By Boat: The Jetty at Brockhole offers links with Windermere Lake Crusies to Bowness, Ambleside and Wray Castle. We're on the Green Cruise – circular trip from Brockhole visiting Waterhead and Wray Castle then returning to Brockhole. And the Red Cruise – circular request trip from Brockhole visiting Waterhead, Bowness and returning. By Train: The nearest railway station is Windermere, some two miles south of Brockhole, offering train services to Kendal and Oxenholme . A bus (555 or 559), bike or taxi would then be needed for the final link of the journey.
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