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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Ullswater to specifically go on the "Steamer" round trip. We have been to the Lake District many times and sailed on Windermere so thought we would have a change of scenery. The trip had stunning scenery and the "Steamer" was very pleasurable. Our...More

Thank Angela A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As we left Windermere to head towards Scotland, we drove past lake Ullswater and ended up staying the night. This lakes a lot quieter than windermere. Absolutely stunning.

Thank ToniConduct
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw ullswater from various different vantage points, from the top of Hallin Fell, at aria force, at Glenridding and on the steamer A stunning lake with so many little coves along the road for you to pull in and enjoy the view The steamer...More

Thank ndw78
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my kids to Lake District and visited Ullswater. It’s a picturesque lake with beautiful mountains surrounding it. We too enjoyed a cruise in steamer. It is one of the place I recommend in England.👍

Thank Shankar G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I will always remember my first view of this lake. I was with my younger son and we both thought it was quite wonderful. Over the years I have not changed my mind. Come off the A66 to Pooley Bridge/ Glenridding. You have so many...More

Thank Rosslareharbour
Reviewed 1 week ago

If I would choose Windermere to Ullswater, definetely I would choose Ullswater Lake, as it is less crowded than Windermere. Take the steamer and it will take you to Pooley Bridge or Aira Force, where you can stop there and walk around. Very nice lake.

Thank Ruth A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice trip highly recommend need an hour each way really.Nice day out around pooley bridge as well. Use trip advisor for eateries

Thank EcclestnFamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many a time we have visited Ullswater and enjoyed the sights of Pooley Bridge and Glenridding but on this occasion we travelled from Pooley Bridge to Howtown and further on to where the road ends at St. Peter's Church at Martindale. The road is narrow...More

Thank OldBill2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing views of the Lake District sceneries. It was very quiet and not too many people which was great compared to the busy Lake Windemere. I would definitely recommend a boat cruise on Ullswater rather than Windemere.

Thank Emma L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Slightly quieter and less touristy than Windermere and I much preferred it. Walked round the lake to the little towns (Pooley bridge being busy and lots of pubs!) The steamers on the lake were fab, good view of the lake and surroundings.

Thank Emma G
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July 7, 2018|
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Response from hem0116 | Reviewed this property |
yes. lots of places it will be cold- it is a big mountain lake and never warms even in a heatwave. 14-16C at best.
Dave B
December 14, 2017|
Response from Richard B | Reviewed this property |
I looked on the website and found this information: St. Patrick’s Boat Landing is open from very early Spring (prior to Easter) until later Autumn (end of October – beginning of November). You will find us here from 9.30... More
Edward G
May 19, 2017|
Response from kentheteaman | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I stayed here in the Wydon farm house self catering flat which was beautifully presented and warm and cozy. Lovely place with beautiful surrounding hills with rustic views of the Cubrian country side. Lots of sheep and... More