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Ullswater Steamers

Glenridding, Cumbria, England

  • Cruise at Ullswater Steamers in Glenridding
  • Family looking at lake at Ullswater Steamers in Glenridding

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

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 goo sanders.

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!


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Ullswater Steamers's website
01768 482229

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Opening hours are subject to change. Please call the attraction directly to avoid disappointment.


Adults: from £5.20

Kids: £2.60

More Information

Eating information

Enjoy a selection of light refreshments from the Pier Houses with spectacular views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Fully licensed bars onboard the vessels and at Glenridding Pier House. The taste of traditional lakeland ice cream in the summer or a cup of soup in the winter, just perfect. They always source local produce where possible and fair trade goods as standard.


Toilet facilities onboard all the vessels and at the Pier Houses (except HT). Baby changing facilities at Pooley Bridge and the Pier House. Accessible toilet facilities at Pooley Bridge, The Pier House and onboard Lady Wakefield.

Gift shop

We stock a wide selection of gift items for all the family. From collectable gifts to locally made craft. Why not take home your very own Sammy Squirrel or play I spy with our junior binocular sets?


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