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Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway

Open Now: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Open today: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway
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“engine shed”(35 reviews)
“short journey”(22 reviews)
“combined ticket”(40 reviews)
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.
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Haverthwaite Station | Ulverston Cumbria, Haverthwaite LA12 8AL, England
+44 15395 31594
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Reviewed yesterday

Definitely recommend combining tickets so you can really make a day of it as we worked it out for 2 adults to do the train and aquarium. It would of cost nearer £20 each without food but combined tickets to both was just over £20...More

Thank Shiny2312
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The views are fantastic but let down by the slow run down rail journey. The carriages are dilapidated and in need of urgent refurbishment

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a couple of hours to kill and popped in for a return trip on a horrid day from Haverthwaite to lakeside. I can see that the full monty rail plus Windermere steamer option would be a good day out but the latter was...More

Thank Ybabobmij
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Reasonably priced 1 hour steam train journey. You can get off at the stop and walk around the town and return to the original station later.

Thank jordanm652
Reviewed 5 days ago

We (my husband and I) took our little boy (2 years old) and the steam train as we know how much he loves trains. We arrived very early (we'd checked the wrong timetable) but spent some time browsing the gift shop and enjoying a drink...More

Thank dan_ielle20Liverpool
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

we bought the combined ticket for the lake cruise and the train. The trip on the train was very pleasant with an enthusiastic announcer. Would not go out of my way but if your in lakeside we’ll worth a visit.

Thank asw94
Reviewed 1 week ago

The highlight of the trip was the very enthusiastic announcer, who makes it all sound a lot more thrilling than it really is. It's fine, really, just not very exciting - the trains are very shabby and the route pretty boring. Haverthwaite station is quite...More

Thank Tsuyoiko
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not the warmest day. But who needs sunshine? Great day out taking the steam train to Lakeside then the boat across Windemere. Don't forget to stop in the station cafe when you get back for the delicious scones

Thank Su C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our little trip on the railway. My grandson really enjoyed it. Would recommend to anyone who wants to relax for a while.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled from the lake to Haverthwaite station it only takes about 20 mins but lovely scenery and the guard tells you about the railway line. We got the same train straight back it would of been about an hour to wait for the train...More

Thank Sb70brotton
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August 28, 2018|
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Response from liz_in_redditch | Reviewed this property |
there is wheelchair access, however, I don't know the costs, I would expect it to be the same as everyone else.
Mario S
August 5, 2018|
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Response from drjohn030151 | Reviewed this property |
I have looked at the photos I took on the trip to get the approx times. Depart on boat from Windermere 10.20; arrive Lakeside 11.15;Leave on train to Haverthwaite 11.20; Arrive Haverthwaite 11.40. We had dinner in... More
August 3, 2018|
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Response from Anu M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are allowed but not on seats. :)