Windermere the place to be for Lake District Summer Music

July 26, 2017 Off By Jenny Andrew

The internationally acclaimed Lake District Summer Music festival starts on Saturday 29th July and runs right through until August 11th.

The concerts take place in various locations in Cumbria and the Lake District including Windermere, Ambleside, Hawkshead and Kendal in town halls, churches, parish halls and even a cinema. Each venue offers something different in sound and ambiance and have been specifically chosen to match the performer.

The 2017 festival is Lake District Summer Music’s 33rd and each year the attendance grows and the quality of the artist’s increases from all over the world and is set not to disappoint both for first time visitors or seasoned LDSM fans.

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Windermere’s Carver Church will be hosting a plethora of concerts including the penultimate day of events on Thursday August 10th. At 11am the location of Carver Church with the Fitzroy Strong Quartet followed by Gwendolen Martin (soprano) Tom Primrose (virginals) 5.00pm at Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, near Bowness. The full list of venues, concerts and events can be found on the LDSM website here

Bowness and Windermere makes a perfect base for attending any of the 2017 international concert series of performances being easy to travel to Kendal or Ambleside from there. Even the Hawkshead Music For A Summer Evening concert being held at 8.00pm on Tuesday August 8th. From Bowness simply hop on the Windermere Ferry across to the western shore of Lake Windermere, the easiest, quickest and most exciting way to travel to Hawkshead.

Looking to stay over then accommodation is booking up fast with very little in the way of availability next week in the Bowness and Windermere area. Damson Dene Hotel is located just outside of Bowness offering complete relaxation and great value rooms, food and beverages. Visit to book.