Brockhole Visitor CentreBrockhole is a visitor centre overlooking Lake Windermere, so it’s your logical first stop when you arrive in the area. It’s so much more than a tourist information office though, as there are a range of different attractions for young and old.

First, the basics. Brockhole features extensive gardens and direct access to the Windermere lakeshore. As you’d expect from such an idyllic location, the views are stunning and the air is clear.

During the year, Brockhole organises many special activities, from archery to raft-building, so you just need to check their events calendar to see what’s on when you’re in the Lakes.

Permanent features include a Treetop Trek, which promises an aerial woodland adventure, and you can also hire a range of craft for watersports, or even bring your own.

Couple this with a lovely café, a shop and a mini-golf course, and you can see why 99% of visitors said they would recommend Brockhole to family and friends.

Finally, if you’re planning a special event, or even a Lake District Wedding, Brockhole can design a bespoke package of food, drink and idyllic surroundings for your great day.

When you’ve booked your Lake Windermere hotel accommodation at Hillthwaite House Hotel, ask the staff about Brockhole, and they will guide you to the door and offer tips on what to when you get there!

Alternatively, visit their website.