SD3997 : Belle Isle, Windermere

taken 8 years ago, near to Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, Great Britain

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Belle Isle, Windermere
Belle Isle, Windermere
The northern end of Belle Isle, seen from a Lake Cruises excursion boat. The small islet visible to the right of Belle Isle, is Hawes Holme.
Belle Isle, Windermere :: SD3996

Belle Isle is the largest of 18 islands on Windermere and the only one ever to have been inhabited.

The Roman governor at Ambleside built a villa on the island. In 1250 it was the seat of the district's Lord of the Manor and it was also a Royalist stronghold during the English Civil War.

It was formerly known as Longholm, before its renaming in 1774 when an unusual circular building, Belle Isle House, was erected on the island, which was sold along with the island to the wealthy Curwen family who renamed the island after their daughter, Isabella who bought the island in 1781. The descendants of Isabella and her husband John Christian Curwen lived on the island until 1993.

The island remains privately owned.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 31 May, 2014
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Islands 
Lake (from Tags)
Windermere 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G3 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 395 971 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:21.9489N 2:55.9030W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 398 970
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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