Located to the Southern shore of Windermere within easy access to water activities including boat and canoe hire, sailing, lake cruises, restaurants, shopping, and a variety of walking and cycling routes. Windermere lake cruises and Lakeside steam railway provide a rail and cruise link link to the towns of Bowness and Ambleside to the North.
The ancient village of Cartmel with its famous Priory, award winning restaurants including L’Enclume, Cartmel sticky toffee pudding and the Cartmel Racecourse is also just four miles from our front door.
A whole range of excellent attractions can be found on the doorstep of Newby Bridge Caravan Park, a selectoin of which are listed below. If you would like more information on any of the attractions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Ullswater 'Steamers' is an award-winning, environmentally accredited Lake District attraction, celebrating over 150 years of operating lake cruises on England’s most beautiful lake, Ullswater. Ullswater ‘Steamers’ create the perfect opportunity to combine a lake cruise with some of the most famous and spectacular walks in the Lake District.
Tel: 017684 82229Visit Website
These depart from Lakeside which is a five-minute drive from the park. Explore Lake Windermere from the water and also link up with the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway. Also available - evening buffet cruises with music by The New Hall Jazz Band. Departs from Bowness Pier during the summer months.
Tel: 015395 31188 or 015394 43360Visit Website
The original 'Gondola', a re-built Victorian steam yacht, was first launched in 1859 and now, completely rebuilt by the National Trust, gives passengers the chance to sail in her sumptuous, upholstered saloons. This is the perfect way to view Coniston's spectacular scenery. Sail to Monk Coniston jetty at the north of the lake, then walk through the Monk Coniston garden on to Tarn Hows.
Tel: 015394 41288Visit Website
The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway is one of the oldest and longest narrow gauge railways in England. The journey is from Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park, across the estuary, through the hills to the final destination some seven miles up the line to Dalegarth for Boot Station.
Tel: 01229 717171Visit Website
Operates a daily service between Haverthwaite and Lakeside at the southern tip of Lake Windermere. Hard working steam locomotives haul comfortable coaches through the beautiful Leven Valley. At Lakeside, connections are made for Windermere Lake Cruises.
Tel: 015395 312273Visit Website
The Lakeland Motor Museum nestles in the picturesque Leven Valley and offers a diverse and unique collection of some 30,000 exhibits. Tracing over 100 years of motoring heritage, the museum oozes nostalgia and also has a gift shop and café in a beautiful riverside setting.
Tel: 015395 30400Visit Website
The views of Lake Windermere beyond the park are breathtaking. The Victorian lawns and garden sweep away to fine picnic areas and lakeshore. Enjoy the Boathouse Café with its patio, where you can enjoy watching the boats and soaking in the atmosphere. Bring your own boat to explore the lake.
Tel: 015395 312273Visit Website
Join Sizergh Barn for a farm trail through the beautiful countryside around an organic dairy farm, enjoy speciality foods in a late 17th Century barn farm shop, discover craft and gift galleries, and watch their cows being milked whilst you enjoy a delicious afternoon tea.
Tel: 015395 60426Visit Website
Set alongside the Lakeland Motor Museum, Café Ambio are passionate about offering the best quality coffee, drinks and food served in great surroundings by pleasant and courteous people.They spent a great deal of time in finding the right coffee for Café Ambio, wanting to use the best beans, roasted just the way they should be.
They place a strong emphasis on home baking and local flavours, their scones are baked in their kitchens several times a day ensuring freshness and quality
Tel: 015395 312273Visit Website
'Ingredients that change with the seasons inspire my menu development and ensure a truly traceable dining experience reflecting my farm to table philosophy’ — Simon Rogan
The best seasonal and local ingredients handled with passion and creativity. Organic vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers grown on their very own 12-acre farm along with the finest produce from the surrounding Cumbrian countryside.
L'Enclume only use the freshest seasonal ingredients and menus are subject to change. L’Enclume restaurant can usually cater for most health or allergy related dietary requirements with advance notice.Visit Website
Simon Rogan's relaxed neighbourhood restaurant in the magical village of Cartmel.
Sister restaurant to L'Enclume, Rogan & Co offers a more casual dining experience while retaining the unparalleled precision and creativity of Simon's distinctive culinary style, using exceptional Cumbrian, as well as home-grown, ingredients that are harvested in their prime.
The beating heart of the hotel. Unashamedly homely and relaxed with a little bit of fabulousness thrown in. All are welcome inside and out, even the dog.
No reservation needed. Open every day from 10am.
A stylish, bustling full service restaurant that is full of fun and full of life.
Open every day from 5pm and for lunch on Sundays. Booking recommended
Located in Milnthorpe, this is a unique and exciting bland of exotic wildlife and interactive 'hands-on' displays. Only a thirty minute drive from the park.
Tel: 015395 63027Visit Website
The North's leading zoo park in Dalton-in-Furness is a unique safari on foot, with many animals wandering free in natural surroundings. You can walk with Kangaroos and watch parrots fly free in the trees. This is an active conservation park with partnerships all over the world to save animals and their habitats.
Tel: 01229 466086Visit Website
This award-winning aquarium takes you on a journey to discover the fascinating array of life found in and around the Lakes. Only a five minute drive from the park.
Tel: 015395 30153Visit Website
The best kept secret in South Lakeland. A medieval castle with exceptional oak panelled interiors, intricately carved chimney pieces and early oak furniture. Beautiful gardens include a particularly imposing rock garden.
Tel: 015395 60070Visit Website
Enjoy the tale of Beatrix Potter – Hill Top is a time-capsule of this amazing woman's life. Full of her favourite things, the house appears as if Beatrix had just stepped out for a walk. Every room contains a reference to a picture in a 'tale'. The lovely cottage garden is a haphazard mix of flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables.
Tel: 015394 36269Visit Website
Cartmel is the home of Sticky Toffee. It’s something they are very proud of, as well as the 12th century Priory and the racecourse which runs straight past the Village Shop. That’s where Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding was born – Started baking in the shop’s back kitchen and selling it in the front 20 years ago. Word soon got out and everyone wanted some, so they had to move the kitchen, but it’s still handmade, and there’s still nothing to match it. That’s why Cartmel is the home of Sticky Toffee.
Tel:015395 36280Visit Website
Higginsons Butchers of Grange Over Sands began over 30 years ago when Stuart and Pauline Higginson set up a small, high street shop that brought the art of butchery to a handful of customers. Since then Higginsons has expanded to include a bespoke Delicatessen and Take Out. Our Online Shop has been created to bring our premium fresh meats to customers at the click of a button, through our mail order home delivery service. We aim to build upon our unrivalled regional reputation to become "the place to buy good meat online".
We have three Peter Rabbit & Friends shops located in Bowness-on-Windermere, Hawkshead and Keswick . All of our shops are open all year, seven days a week.
The Bowness-on-Windermere branch of Peter Rabbit and Friends™ is located in St. Martin’s Square and is clearly visible from the parish church.
The Hawkshead branch of Peter Rabbit™ and Friends, which is just a stone’s throw away from the Beatrix Pottery Gallery, a short distance from Hill TopVisit Website