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Ullswater Steamers

  • Glenridding
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Tours and River Cruises, Railway and Transport Attractions

Attraction Information

Ullswater Steamers offer the perfect opportunity to explore the area. Referred to as the 'Dark Lake' in Arthurian legend, it is believed monsters used to live beneath the dark waters of Ullswater! Set sail with the family on a voyage of discovery through the valley that holds the secrets of many amazing achievements.

This valley holds a host of wildlife hidden amongst the ancient woodlands and fells. You even see England's third highest mountain, Helvellyn, looming on the southern shore! If you are lucky, you may get the chance to spot some of the rarer species that can be found there, such as red deer, red squirrels and goosanders.

You can keep up to date with information about activities for your little adventurers by signing up for the Kids' Club newsletter. It is also worth checking online before your visit, as there are a number of free activities you can download to keep the kids amused while you are there.

Learn about Sammy the squirrel and his friends, the Tail Trail Gang, find activities to complete, and learn about events and competitions that are held throughout the year.

You may get the chance to meet Sammy he is often out and about in the school holidays. Why not join them for some of their special event days, where you can become a pirate, meet a monster from the deep at Halloween or shake hands with Sammy the Red Nosed Squirrel at Christmas!

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Opening hours

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General Admission
Adults from £13.00
Kids from £7.80
Family from £35.75

Travel & Contact Information


The Pier House, Glenridding, Cumbria, CA11 0US, England

Phone number

01768 482229



Click here to visit Ullswater Steamers' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, snacks are available.

Yes, Ullswater Steamers is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Ullswater Steamers have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Ullswater Steamers has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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