Around Ullswater

Ullswater provides the perfect base for getting out and about and exploring. Whether you want to take in the breathtaking views from some of the UK’s highest peaks, take a trip on the steamer across the lake, or do something more adventurous, there is something to keep everyone occupied.


Ullswater Way

A stunning 20-mile walk about Lake Ullswater.
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Aira Force

An impressive 65 feet waterfall and network of trails in the enchanting woodland.
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Adventure Activities

Ullswater is a hub for outdoor activities; from exploring the fells to sailing and canoeing on the lake, horseback riding, rock climbing or abseiling, there is loads to do. Find out more from the Ullswater Association.
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Dalemain House and Gardens

A stately home (still lived in by the family) four centuries of architecture, five acres of celebrated gardens, historic parkland and home-made food. Also home to the Original Marmalade Festival and Awards.
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Ullswater Steamers

Lake cruises on England’s most beautiful lake.
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Rookin House Activity Centre

Offering a wide variety of activities from Horse Riding to Quad Biking to Human Bowling and the Madtrax All Terrain Vehicles.
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Rheged Centre

At first glance just a service station but hidden in the landscape is a great selection of activities, food, shops, exhibitions and other events.
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Lowther Castle & Gardens

A romantic ruin of the once splendid castle, previously home to the Earls of Lonsdale. The 130 acres of hidden gardens, enchanting woodland and breath-taking views (as well as the amazing Lost Castle adventure playground) is great fun, and the cafe serves lovely lunches, soups and delicious cakes.
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Lonsdale Alhambra Cinemas

Independent cinema in Penrith with 2 screens.
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