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Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway

Haverthwaite Station | Ulverston Cumbria, Haverthwaite LA12 8AL, England
+44 15395 31594
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Great for a short visit

Pulled into the car park & the scenery was great. Steam Train out being readied for use and classic... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Family day out

This attraction is superb for a day out for both the young and old, lots to do in the station... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Alan F
Stirling, United Kingdom
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Hard Working Steam Locomotives haul carriages to Lakeside on this steeply graded former Furness Railway Branch Line.Excellent value combined tickets available with other attractions in and around Windermere.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“short journey” (18 reviews)
“picnic area” (24 reviews)
Haverthwaite Station | Ulverston Cumbria, Haverthwaite LA12 8AL, England
+44 15395 31594
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Reviewed yesterday

Pulled into the car park & the scenery was great. Steam Train out being readied for use and classic station type buildings. For Info: The line is only 3.2 miles long and trains take approximately 20 minutes from station to station @ £6.80 return (per...More

Reviewed yesterday

This attraction is superb for a day out for both the young and old, lots to do in the station itself and the train journey is great. It connects with the boats sailing on Windermere, so you can combine the 2 if you wish. It...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not really into steam but a pretty ride with a friendly guard and well worth the visit. Nice tea room in station and gift shop that was inexpensive

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our train obsessed two year old here for the day and he loved it. We had a great trip. Fantastic gift shop, cafe and play area to kill time between departing trains. It was a little busy when we visited but it was...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just found this attraction on our way out of the lakes, turned around to find out more!! Plenty parking at the station, trains run regularly, so we hopped on. Sit on the same side as you get on, for better views. We arrived at Lakeside...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I am old enough to remember the steam train era and it was nice to enjoy a short return trip from Haverthwaite to Lakeside. It brought back childhood memories. On our return we enjoyed a nice lunch at the station restaurant snd visited the gift...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A good old steam train ride a bit short its a shame they can not restore more of the line all seamed a bit rushed compared to other steam railways guess because of the boat timings. nice view of the river along the line.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parked up at Havertwaite Station using the massive car park. We booked a through trip to include a boat trip on Lake Windermere, the Lakeside platform is literally right beside the pier. The railway runs for around four miles through woods, but still offering pleasant...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took this amazing steam train on a 20 minute journey from the small pretty station near lakeside through the beautiful countryside . It was an exceptionally hot day so the carriages were quite stuffy . We then boarded the boat & had a lovely...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only 15 minutes each way but a lovely little trip back in time. Excellent value if you combine ticket with boat or aquarium.

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Questions & Answers
Adelle F
27 October 2016
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Response from Thomas P | Reviewed this property
Please check Haverthwaite Railway Website. All information, prices,times etc. Or email them and a chap called Paddy will probably reply! We did that and took the train from Haverthaite to Lakeside, boat from Lakeside to... More
20 May 2016
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Response from Tony E | Reviewed this property
I am a volunteer at the railway and can confirm that dogs are welcome on the sites and on the train. If your dog hasn't seen a steam train before they may be nervous so take care. If the visiting owls are on site (between... More
7 October 2015
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Response from Chris W | Reviewed this property
not sure about buses as they can be infrequent