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Bowness-on-Windermere is a sprawling tourist town on the shore of Windermere. Now Cumbria’s most popular destination, the town is busy for much of the year. People come to enjoy the lake for sailing and water sports, or just to relax and enjoy the atmosphere of the area and the town’s delightful setting. The Victorian influence can be seen everywhere – in the late 19th century, wealthy businessmen from Lancashire built large residences overlooking the lake, and many of these have now been converted to hotels. Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck and a number of other characters come to life at the World of Beatrix Potter.
St Martin’s Church is the parish Church of Bowness, and was built in 1483, with various alterations, including the restoration of 1870, when the Church was enlarged. It is probably the most interesting building in Bowness, and is worth looking inside. The area behind the church is the oldest part of Bowness, a delightful web of narrow streets known as Lowside.