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Ullswater Steamers

Glenridding CA11 0US, England
+44 17684 82229
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Ullswater Lake Boat Ride
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The lake runs a serpentine course in three reaches with Helvellyn crowning the plateau at the head of the lake; at 3117 ft it is England’s third highest mountain. Ullswater ‘Steamers’ create the perfect opportunity to combine a cruise with some of the most famous and spectacular walks in the Lake District. With miles of bridleways linked by ‘Steamer’ routes there are so many opportunities for exploring the area. Free commentary app download for apple and android users.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Glenridding CA11 0US, England
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Reviewed today

The boat round trip was breathe taking and had opportunity to drop off and explore Hallin fell. I recommend to check the boat time tables if you book round trip and want to drop of on one of the stops and want to catch other...More

Thank connie304
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a disappointing experience. Cold fish and chips and the pirate theme was a wash out because the entertainment didn't actually mingle with anyone on the deck and chose to sit in the small bar area that clearly would not accommodate all on board....More

Thank natasha k
Reviewed yesterday

Used steamers for 3 consecutive days from Glenridding and heading to Day 1: Aira force; Day 2 Howton; Day 3 Pooley Bridge. Staff very friendly, service reliable, boats gorgeous, single to Howton could be cheaper (for a single at £12 each was a bit steep)....More

Thank 535MrsF
Reviewed 2 days ago

It takes around an hour from point to point, stopping at a another stop en route. Great way to see the Lake and surrounding area.More

Thank carlsigona
Mark H, General Manager at Ullswater Steamers, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for giving us a fantastic 5 star review of your trip on Ullswater. We are all delighted that you had such a great time and hope that you will come and see us again sometime soon. Many thanks once again and...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A trip to ullswater wouldnt be complete without a go on the steamers. We got the boat to glenridding then back again later in the day. Love the info about the lake whilst sailing.More

Thank 340emma
Mark H, General Manager at Ullswater Steamers, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for giving us a fantastic 5 star review of your trip on Ullswater. We are all delighted that you had such a great time and hope that you will come and see us again sometime soon. Many thanks once again and...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a wonderful trip on the steamer. Beautiful and relaxing journey. The signposting from Pooley Bridge to the pier is none existent and to find some of the sailings had been cancelled was disappointing as the website could have contained this info. Who ever is...More

Thank Sarah D
Mark H, General Manager at Ullswater Steamers, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your review of your trip on Ullswater. We are all delighted that you had such a great time and hope that you will come and see us again sometime soon. I am unsure what you are referring too in the...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on the steamer in very rainy weather, the boat was crowded and it was quite difficult to keep dry! However, having said that we did enjoy the trip and it was nice to go down the lake and see the scenery and what...More

Thank Andrew E
Mark H, General Manager at Ullswater Steamers, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your review of your trip on Ullswater. We are all delighted that you had such a great time and hope that you will come and see us again sometime soon. Many thanks once again and best wishes, Mark Horton General...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a thoroughly amazing experience. I would highly recommend starting at Glenriddig, travelling to Pooley Bridge for a late breakfast/lunch and spending some time in the beautiful village, and heading back via Howtown, and then the 7 Mike walk back to Glenriddig. My son (9)...More

Thank Sparky3607
Mark H, General Manager at Ullswater Steamers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for giving us a fantastic 5 star review of your trip on Ullswater. We are all delighted that you had such a great time and hope that you will come and see us again sometime soon. Many thanks once again and...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Started on the 10.00am hop to Aira Force to go and see the waterfall, well worth it. Returned to Glenridding and got on the steamer to go up to Pooley Bridge and Howtown. Great trip on the boat, spent all day visiting the areas around...More

Thank Steve M
Mark H, General Manager at Ullswater Steamers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for giving us a fantastic 5 star review of your trip on Ullswater. We are all delighted that you had such a great time and hope that you will come and see us again sometime soon. Great advice too for other...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff, helpful when necessary, but not obtrusive. Boats are nice, some very old, unfortunately no longer steam powered. We started at Glenridding called in at HowTown, but we didn't get off there, then on to Pooley Bridge, where we did get off to explore...More

Thank Simes2000
Mark H, General Manager at Ullswater Steamers, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your review of your trip on Ullswater. We are all delighted that you had such a great time and hope that you will come and see us again sometime soon. Many thanks once again and best wishes, Mark Horton General...More

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Gwch1ng
7 September 2015|
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Response from Mark H | Property representative |
You can purchase tickets online with a small discount - just go to the timetables and fares section of ullswater-steamers website and follow the links. Please note that tickets paid for this way are not a reservation and... More
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Denise S
16 August 2015|
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Response from peter G i | Reviewed this property |
we parked at the glenriding pier house,and we thought it was reasonable, you could park in poolybridge but its a long walk to the pier from that end and the parking is very limited and expensive,
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DaveBarbara2013
10 January 2015|
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Response from Mark H | Property representative |
Thank you for your query. We hope to have this service operational from the end of May this year. Please watch our Facebook page or join our e-newsletter if you would like further information as this project... More
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