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Windermere train station is a gateway to the Lake District

First opened in the 1840s, Windermere train station is the perfect gateway to an adventure in the Lake District. The station is only around a mile and a half from the stunning beauty of Lake Windermere, which is thought to be the largest natural lake in England at more than ten miles long and around 220 feet deep.

Discover how the region inspired Beatrix Potter

While the famous lake dominates the area, there is much more to see and do while on a trip to Windermere. Top local attractions including the World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness-on-Windermere, a family-friendly museum which tells the story of the renowned creator of Peter Rabbit and how the Lake District inspired her to write the much-loved series of books.

The mock-Gothic grandeur of Wray Castle

There is a huge amount of history and heritage to enjoy in the Lake District, with Wray Castle being one location not to be missed. Located on the edge of Lake Windermere, the National Trust property is a mock-Gothic castle which in fact was actually built in the 1840s and only very recently was opened up to the public. Planning a trip to Windermere train station? Travelodge Kendal Hotel is only 13 miles away, while Travelodge Burton M6 Northbound Hotel is another great local option.