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Ullswater Steamers

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Offering cruises on the Lake District's stunning Ullswater, Ullswater Steamers operates year round, with one of the largest heritage fleets in the world. Taking in some of the area's finest views and destinations, these cruises are a must-do for anyone visiting the Lakes.

Where is Ullswater Steamers located?

Located just 10 minutes from junction 40 of the M6 motorway for Pooley Bridge Pier (northern end of the lake) and 15 minutes from the central lakes via A592 for Glenridding Pier (southern end of the lake).

Details on what activities are available at Ullswater Steamers?

Enjoy a cruise on Ullswater, England's most beautiful lake, and take in the incredible views of the Ullswater Valley. Cruises connect to 4 piers on the lake and from there, visitors can explore the valley on foot by walking the Ullswater Way.

Things to do in the local area?

The villages of Pooley Bridge and Glenridding, at either end of the lake, are full of traditional Lakeland inns and shops. The pier at Aira Force connects you to the National Trust site, Aira Force Waterfalls, where visitors can enjoy a lovely walk with stunning views. There are also plenty of fantastic walking routes in the area, including the Ullswater Way, a 26-mile footpath around the shores of Ullswater - a perfect way to take in the views of the valley.

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Disabled Access

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Extra info

Open Times: All year, times vary. Please refer to our website for timetable information.

Price Details: From Adult £6.50, Child £3.30. Please refer to our fare selections on our website.

Arrival information and directions

Address: The Pier House, Glenridding, Cumbria, GlenriddingCA11 0US, United Kingdom

Pooley Bridge Pier/CA10 2NN: Leave the M6 at Junction 40, follow the A66 until you reach the roundabout, take the second exit onto the A592, it is then just 5 minutes to Pooley Bridge Pier. Glenridding Pier/CA11 0US: From South Lakes, travel over the scenic Kirkstone Pass for 20 minutes from A591 Windermere. Before you reach Glenridding Village, Ullswater 'Steamers' is signposted on the right. Only 8 miles from Ambleside and 12 miles from Bowness/Windermere. 508 Stagecoach bus & boat services from Central and Northern lakes - mainline rail services into Penrith station.

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