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Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway

Haverthwaite Station | Ulverston Cumbria, Haverthwaite LA12 8AL, England
+44 15395 31594
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Kids loved it

If you said, 'let's go on a rickety old steam train to a station, have some lunch and come back... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
a great link to winderemere

for a day out this train line links with the steamers on windermere to sail up yo Bowness and/or... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2017
Lowick Green, 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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“engine shed” (30 reviews)
“short journey” (21 reviews)
“combined ticket” (33 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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Haverthwaite Station | Ulverston Cumbria, Haverthwaite LA12 8AL, England
+44 15395 31594
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you said, 'let's go on a rickety old steam train to a station, have some lunch and come back again' people would think you were mad... Untill you go on this one! It is great! We took the boat from Bowness, which times up...More

Thank JJ F
Reviewed 25 December 2017

for a day out this train line links with the steamers on windermere to sail up yo Bowness and/or Ambleside. A great day out for everyone,

Thank johnonthego7
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Around this time last year we went to lake side and got to use steam train, on Christmas time they have got special service, It was fantastic, We got to see father Christmas and so many children were on the train it was so much...More

Thank yashodab2017
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We booked ahead for the Santa Christmas rail journey and overall it was great. There was music onboard, the children were given presents (decent quality compared to grottos etc) and we were offered Sherry and mince pies. The whole experience took around 90 minutes with...More

Thank flyboy1000
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Visited Haverthwaite yesterday, 12 in total, 10 adults, 2 children, had a great afternoon on the Santa express. The staff were great,all dressed for the occasion, coped brilliantly even though there was a power cut at the station. Mince pies or Xmas cake and a...More

Thank paul t
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

The Grange U3A Social Cycle Group make a point of visiting the cafe every December to indulge in the weekday Winter Warmer menu. Excellent value, home cooking it it’s best.

Thank Jean P
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Although we didn't go on the train, nor on the Lake Cruise, it was a good place to visit. There is a Sealife centre there too! I had hoped to see the last train in, but had difficulties walking back to the station. (I have...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Similarly the generous owners of the company had donated another Ultimate Steam Experience auction prize at a NSPCA event. I joined the footplate before all the passengers arrived and assisted ? the drive and fireman to re-sight the engine. I then went for a gargantian...More

Thank BrickKilnStud
Reviewed 20 November 2017

This preserved railway has loads of charm and is ideal for families to visit. There is a huge carpark at Haverthwaite and plenty to walk around and see. The train trip is not overly long - good for little people. Plan your trip with time...More

Thank centralheatking
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We bought the Ultimate Steam Experience in the Charity Auction at Furness Group Riding for the Disabled's Gala Dinner early in the year. It had been kindly donated by the Owners. We were welcomed early in the morning and were involved in all aspects of...More

Thank JandJ620
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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 Robert W | Reviewed this property |
not sure about buses as they can be infrequent