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Things to do


Southview is situated in the heart of Windermere village and is an ideal base for spending time in the Lake District. Whether you want a relaxing stay or an adrenaline filled activity, there is sure to be something or somewhere for you.


For general tourist information and what’s on see: The tourist office website -


Local places of interest:


Windermere Lake cruises -

Ullswater Steamers -

The Beatrix Potter Museum –


Aira Force Waterfall -

Aquarium of the Lakes -

Brockhole -

Dove Cottage -

Holehird gardens -

Holker Hall and Gardens -

Lakeland Motor Museum -

Muncaster Castle -

South Lakes Animal Park -

Townend -

Rydal Mount -



You can head out on foot directly from Southview Guest house on a variety of paths both to the lake shore and up into the hills. As keen walker ourselves, we have a variety of books for you to peruse and are happy to advise and lend maps.


For a link to downloadable routes see:


For more information about local activities, please see the links below:





Mountain Goat -

Lake District Tours -

Lakes Supertours -



Bike Hire:


Country Lanes in Windermere -

Holmescales Activity Centre -



Horse Riding:


Lakeland pony trekking –

Bigland Hall Equestrian -



Water based activities:


Low Wood –

Windermere Canoe and Kayak Centre -

Sailing in Windermere -

Outrun Sailing -



Hot Air Ballooning:


High Adventure -

Virgin Balloon Flights -





Windermere Golf Club -

Carus Green Golf Club (Kendal) -

Kendal Golf Club -




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