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Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Lake District

New Year’s Eve is one of the most highly anticipated days of the year, so this year, why not make it even more special by making memories in the stunning Lake District.

Windermere Marina Village is situated in a quiet corner of Lake Windermere and is the perfect place to gather with your friends, family, loved ones and furry companions this new year.

Why not book a stay with us and see the New Year in with style. Enjoy one of our beautiful apartments over-looking the Marina for your New Years Eve break.

After a restful night, start your day off with a hot drink on your private balcony admiring the boats and planning your day ahead. Put your walking boots on and set off on an adventure to one of the local beauty spots, or simply take a short stroll to the village where you can meander around the plethora of shops and restaurants at your leisure.

We take a look at why you should consider celebrating this year’s New Year in Bowness on Windermere, from a chilled day to an action packed night of food, drink and good vibes. There is something for everyone in this traditional yet trendy village.

New Year Food and Drink

When it comes to ensuring you find a fantastic place to eat this New Year, you will be spoilt for choice. Please reserve tables as soon as possible!

Many of our guests return to these pubs and restaurants year after year.

The Boardwalk Bar & Grill is just a stone’s throw away from The Marina Village and has views across Lake Windermere. This modern pub and bar serves up some tasty dishes.

Baha For a culinary delight, why not purchase a ticket for the NYE party at Baha? You’ll be treated to an 8 course tasting menu with live music playing throughout the night. Following your meal, there will be a DJ playing music as you party into the early hours of 2024. It’s worth knowing that this event is for over 18’s only.

Villa Positano If you are looking for an incredible Italian meal as you head into the New Year, Villa Positano should be your eatery of choice. With a menu capable of catering for all tastes and preferences, Villa Positano serves up a whole host of Italian dishes, alongside tempting steaks. After enjoying a fantastic meal, you can step out into Bowness and head off to one of the many pubs and bars before making your way to the Glebe for a spectacular firework display.

The Boathouse If you are looking to stay on site at Windermere Marina Village, you could always opt to enjoy a meal at The Boathouse Bar and Restaurant. This year, you will be welcomed by fizz and canapes on arrival, followed by a scrumptious three course meal and a DJ hosting the best party songs throughout the night, a fantastic night filled with good food and plenty of fun. It’s worth noting that the dinner is a ticketed event, so you’ll need to book ahead.

The Angel Inn – Serving up some fantastic home-made dishes, The Angel is proud to source the vast majority of its produce within the Lake District and its surrounding areas. Based in the heart of Bowness, The Angel Inn is perfectly placed for a New Year’s Eve night out, with plenty of bars and pubs in close proximity.

Most restaurants should allow you to keep your table all night, but it’s always best to ask before booking to avoid disappointment on the night.

The New Year Countdown

As the New Year approaches on the 31st December 2023, there is an awful lot going on in and around Bowness on Windermere, so when you have finished your meal you won’t be short of places to go.

Most of the pubs around the area will be free and un-ticketed, inevitably they will be very busy, but this makes for a genuinely fantastic atmosphere throughout the evening.

The vast majority of people will gather on the Glebe ahead of the midnight countdown, with a number of hotels near the shore having their own firework displays. It has become a bit of a tradition for hordes of people to gather by the jetty on the lake’s shore, as it has an absolutely fantastic vantage point. Be sure to head down early enough to get yourself the perfect spot though, as you can imagine the Glebe is bustling as the countdown approaches!

Following an awe inspiring firework show, you should head into one of the many pubs and bars which will be sure to give you the perfect place to celebrate the New Year into the early hours of the morning.

If you are hoping to get away to the Lakes this New Year, why not take a look at our luxury self catering accommodation in the Lake District?

Our luxury lake side accommodation is perfect for the whole family, so whether you are looking to head into Bowness to join in the New Year parties or simply want to kick back in one of our incredible apartments on a family holiday in the Lake District, Windermere Marina Village has something for you.

Updated 5th November 2023

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