How are you travelling?
Parking for cars - we will be very busy during the school holidays and our car park will fill up very early, at which point we ask drivers to park elsewhere in the area. We encourage anyone who can to travel by alternative means including boat, bus or cycle.
From the M6, exit at Junction 36 and follow the A590 and A591 to Windermere and Ambleside!
Car parking charges
We have a pay and display parking system.
We make every effort to accommodate all visitors who arrive by car, however please note that during peak season our car park can reach full capacity.
Car parking charges payable 9am to 6 pm
Up to 2 hours £3
3 hours £4.20
4 hours £5.40
5 hours £6.60
9 hours £8.00
Charges apply to all vehicles, including coaches, trailers and vehicles displaying a blue badge.
All the car parking charges go towards keeping the National Park special for the future.
Coach parking is available in this car park outside of school holidays.
Please call 015394 46601 to book.
On Windermere Lake Cruises. Buy tickets online in advance from our shop or the jetty kiosk.
In the summer
- Green Cruise – circular trip from Brockhole visiting Waterhead and Wray Castle then returning to Brockhole.
- Red Cruise – circular request trip from Brockhole visiting Waterhead, Bowness and returning.
You can also catch the boat back, or explore the northern part of Windermere by boat from Brockhole. Check out Windermere cruises interactive timetable.
Summer Bike Boat
Enjoy riding along the quieter western shore by taking your bikes on the boat to Bark Barn Jetty. Find out more about our special Windermere Bike Boat offer when you hire a bike from Brockhole lakeshore.
Bus services 555 and 599 stop outside the Brockhole gates. For timetables, please take a look at Traveline.
The nearest railway station station is Windermere (2 miles). From there you can take a bus.
Map of the grounds and Visitor Centre
Showing routes, including paths and steps.
For the latest weather report, visit the Lake District Weatherline website or call 0844 846 2444.