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Windermere is a town and civil parish in the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. It has a population of 8,245 and lies about half a mile (1 km) away from the lake, Windermere. Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. It is a ribbon lake formed in a glacial trough after the retreat of ice at the start of the current interglacial. It has been one of the country's most popular places for holidays and summer homes since the arrival of the Kendal and Windermere Railway's branch line in 1847. It is in the county of Cumbria and entirely within the Lake District National Park.