Windermere is a town in the South Lakeland District of Cumbria. This town is named after the Lake Windermere but actually doesn't touch the lake itself. It has developed along with neighbouring town Bowness-on-Windermere, though the two have separate town centres.
The town was known as Birthwaite until the development of the railway station Kendal and Windermere Railway. This railway livened up the town, providing transport links to Manchester and the West Coast. In 2008, Windermere received its own train station which was designed to imitate the older station.
The main tourist attractions are the number of museums about ancient life in and around the town alongside the Lake itself. The walk from to Windermere to Bowness is popular due to its picturesque views.