The Ro Hotel sits proudly on the hill overlooking the breathtaking Lake Windermere.

The most popular tourist destination of the lakes is our town, Bowness-on-Windermere, in South Lakeland, Cumbria. It is a very special place, one filled with beautiful nature, stories and dreams and we love sharing it with travellers and people from overseas.

By Car:
M6 > A590 > A591 > High Street > Crescent Road > A5074 > Helm Road > Biskey Howe Fold

By Train:
Windermere Railway Station – taxi service available outside of the station

By Air:
Manchester Airport – approx. 1 hour 30 minute drive
Liverpool John Lennon Airport – approx. 1 hour 40 minute drive

Please note that parking charges apply and are payable upon arrival at reception.


Car Parking

Please note that due to limited car parking facilities our car parking spaces are on a first come, first serve basis.  Please ensure you park in the designated spaces.

If you do arrive and our car park is full there are two local car parks listed below where you can park.

Rayrigg Road Car Park, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3BZ

Quarry Mount, 20 Lake Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3AP.

Lake views

Visit Windermere

Windermere village is a perfect destination for those who want to experience the natural beauty of the Lake District, as well as learn about the local culture and history. Visitors can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the village and take in the beautiful scenery. The village is also a great base for exploring the nearby towns and villages in the Lake District.


About Bowness on Windermere

Bowness-on-Windermere is a charming and picturesque village located on the shores of Windermere, the largest lake in the English Lake District. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities, such as boat trips, water sports, and walking trails. The village is also home to a wide range of shops, restaurants, and cafes, as well as several art galleries and museums.

One of the main attraction in Bowness is the World of Beatrix Potter, a family-friendly attraction that brings the beloved tales of Peter Rabbit and friends to life. There are also many opportunities to explore the natural beauty of the surrounding area, from the serene waters of Windermere to the rugged fells of the Lake District. Whether you're looking for a relaxing break or an adventure-filled holiday, Bowness-on-Windermere has something for everyone.