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  • Enjoy Christmas fare
  • Macdonald Old England
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Winder Wonderland
Special Interest - Christmas

Christmas on Lake Windermere QQQQ

Bowness, Cumbria, UK

Christmas on Lake Windermere

Bowness, Cumbria, UK

2 passengers
  • A plane in a circle with a strikethrough No fly
  • A plate with a knife and fork Full board

Enjoy Christmas in the Lake District

Where better to spend Christmas than a former Georgian mansion on the banks of Lake Windermere, from where you can drink in the beauty of the Lake District.

After arriving at the hotel on December 23, look forward to a welcome drink of mulled wine to help you settle into your surroundings before dinner. Enjoy a buffet breakfast on Christmas Eve before you can look forward to what is sure to be a breathtaking, and bracing, cruise on gorgeous Lake Windermere this morning. Return to the hotel for a buffet lunch and a relaxing afternoon at leisure. Enjoy some live piano music performed over dinner, another three-course affair with coffee, which should help if you wish to attend Midnight Mass this evening, St Martin’s Church is located just over the road from the hotel.

Kick-off Christmas Day with a breakfast buffet before a morning at leisure - why not use the hotel’s complimentary Wi-Fi to catch up with friends or family via video call before returning to the restaurant for a sumptuous Christmas lunch. If you still have room this afternoon there will be mince pies, tea and coffee served during the Queen’s speech. Dinner tonight is a lighter, buffet-style affair.

After breakfast on Boxing Day, look forward to a very special included excursion to help clear your head of any festive excesses. The Lake District’s natural beauty and abundant wildlife inspired Beatrix Potter to write her much-loved stories. Just a short stroll from the hotel entrance is the World of Beatrix Potter – an attraction which draws hundreds of thousands of tourists each year who flock to explore this wonderful landscape where Potter’s tales are brought to life. Be sure to keep an eye out for that pesky Peter Rabbit and watch your step in Mr McGregor’s garden.

There will be another buffet lunch back at the hotel this afternoon and your final dinner with your fellow guests. Check out after breakfast the following day to begin your journey home.


Dinner plateAll breakfasts, lunches and dinners

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  • Christmas lunch with all the trimmings
  • Welcome drink
  • Cancellation rights
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hotel porterage

MapIncluded excursions

  • Windermere cruise (half-day)
  • The World of Beatrix Potter (half-day)


Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, 23 Church St, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3DF


The Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa (4Q) is considered one of the finest locally rated 4-star hotels in the Lake District. Set in the heart of the rugged Cumbrian countryside, it boasts stunning views of the beautiful Lake Windermere – the largest lake in England – with its own private jetties allowing you to get even closer to the natural beauty of the region. The elegant hotel is light and airy throughout and offers superb spa facilities which are complimentary for hotel guests.


All 106 en-suite rooms are traditionally furnished but boast a range of modern conveniences.

Flat-screen television
Tea coffee making facilities
Iron with Ironboard

Food and Drink

The Restaurant at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa sits on the shore of Lake Windermere and boasts stunning views over the lake and surrounding fells. Meals will be served buffet-style in the hotel's restaurant. The Terrace Lounge is an elegant lounge and cocktail bar boasting more stunning views over the water.

Enjoy stunning views in the restaurant
The hotel lounge
A standard bedroom


Christmas on Lake Windermere

Bowness, Cumbria, UK

2 passengers
Christmas on Lake Windermere QQQQ

Bowness, Cumbria, UK