Things to do in Windermere on a Budget

While staying in Windermere on a budget, you can find plenty of things to see and do that won’t cost a fortune either.

  • Take a walk across the fells
  • Enjoy a picnic by the Lakes
  • Get great deals on local attractions
  • Support local businesses
  • Use local transport

Walking may sound an obvious way to save money, but honestly, the Lake District is a fell walkers dream.

As for where to stop for lunch, taking a picnic to the shores of Lake Windermere is perfect for both families or those looking for something a little romantic.

When visiting certain attractions in Windermere, then by planning in advance you can easily save money. Some attractions can be cheaper to buy tickets online and in advance, while others are already free to begin with.

Although shopping local can often be an expensive part of a holiday, somewhere like Windermere is ideal for supporting independent businesses. Whether that be a local guesthouse and hostel, or buying fresh produce at the regular farmer’s markets.

Attractions in Windermere on Budget

Just by being in Cumbria, to begin with, is more than enough, the beautiful countryside filled with landmarks and vantage points. Orrest Head near Windermere Train Station and Queen Adelaide’s Hill being two distinct locations.

If you’re after ideas on affordable attractions in Windermere then you can read more about our top 5 here.

Places to eat in Windermere on a Budget

While there may be a number of fine dining and Michelin Star restaurants in the Lake District, there are also an array of cheaper options. The Little Chippy in Beech Street will offer good old fashioned fish n chips to takeaway, or the Prince of India is listed as one of the best curry houses.

Breakfast is often referred to as one of the most important meals of the day. Therefore what better start to the morning than breakfast in Homeground Coffee, Graze or Mio Mondo. Meanwhile, there are plenty of places to eat on a budget. Lunch can be spent in one of several pubs and cafés, or Booths Food, Wine and Grocery Store is right on our doorstep.

Getting about in Windermere on a Budget

Much though we’ve touched upon going for a walk in the Lake District, the Windermere Guesthouse and Hostel is conveniently located. As such, getting around doesn’t really have to cost anything at all.

However, we’re also just 2 minutes away from the local bus stop and Windermere Train Station. As such you can make the most of local buses, along with the Lakeside and Haverthwaite, who also have combined tickets available, giving tourists discounts on local attractions.

Stay in Windermere on a Budget

By booking an affordable hotel in Windermere, it doesn’t have to mean a cheap Bowness on Windermere B&B either. That’s why staying at our Windermere Guesthouse and Hostels offers a fantastic alternative for travellers looking to stay in Windermere on a budget.