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The pagination starts at 1 on the list of plates which is included with the other prefatory material in this transcription. The body text begins on page 3.
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A few years ago there was only one meaning to the word WINDERMERE. It then meant a lake lying among mountains, and so secluded that it was some distinction even for the travelled man to have seen it. Now, there is a Windermere railway station, and a Windermere post-office and hotel;- a thriving village of Windermere and a populous locality. This implies that a great many people come to the spot; and the spot is so changed by their coming, and by other circumstances, that a new guide book is wanted; for there is much more to point out than there used to be; and what used to be pointed out now requires a wholly new description. Such new guidance and description we now propose to give.
The traveller arrives, we must suppose, by the railway from Kendal, having been dropped at the Oxenholme Junction by the London train from the south, or the Edinburgh and Carlisle train from the north.
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button -- Kendal and Windermere Railway
button -- (Lancaster and Carisle Railway)
button -- "Oxenholme Junction" -- Oxenholme Station
button -- Windermere lake
button -- Windermere Station
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