Windermere is the largest natural lake in England and is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Lake District. The lake is surroundedby many popular Lakeland villages and towns such as Ambleside, Windermere and Bowness resulting in it being thriving with tourists during the popular peak months. Many different activities are available on and aroundthe lake, from hiring a rowing boat to having a trip on the ferry service. Cruises can be taken from Lakeside, Ambleside or Bowness and a variety of journeys are available with them all providing outstanding scenery.