About us

Join us on the shore of Lake Windermere, our very own piece of Lake District paradise.

Located between Windermere and Ambleside, Brockhole on Windermere is the perfect place for all the family. With a variety of outdoor (but covered) activities, an adventure playgroundwater sports, and boat hire, our grounds will entertain for days!

For a more relaxed day out, explore our Thomas Mawson designed gardens with views over the lake towards the Langdales and surrounding fells. Be sure to stop by our Kitchen Garden to see what could be on offer in our café and restaurant.

Follow your taste buds up to the house and enjoy delicious food in our café, with a covered veranda overlooking our gardens and the lake beyond. Or indulge yourself in The Gaddum Restaurant, featuring the best Afternoon Tea in the Lake District (trust us).

Also in Brockhole house is our brilliant shop, stocked full of locally produced gifts including children’s toys, greetings cards, and gin. Pop upstairs to the Gaddum Gallery, where we showcase local artist’s creations that rival the views out of our lake view windows. Don’t miss The Story of The Lake District Exhibition, taking you on a journey through the history of the beautiful Lake District landscape. Learn why we are a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Read our blog for all the latest news. You can get in touch with us on our contact details page.

Spend a day in the trees

We have the fantastic Treetop Trek and Treetop Nets on site. Spend the afternoon in the trees after a delicious lunch in our café. 

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Lake District National Park 

We are a not-for-profit attraction run by the Lake District National Park Authority. All profits go towards keeping it special for future generations. 

Venue hire 

Brockhole is available to hire for weddings, parties, and groups. Find out more about venue hire options. 

Come and visit us 

We're open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am and open daily during peak seasons (Adventure playground open daily all year round). You pay to park, but entry is free. Find out more about getting here.