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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”(39 reviews)
“short journey”(24 reviews)
“combined ticket”(44 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Before Christmas my wife, daughter and 4 year old granddaughter and I visited the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway to take our granddaughter on one of their Santa Express trains which they run at weekends leading up to Christmas. We had to book in advance...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

I came here in the 60’s on a School Trip, it was like stepping back in time. The trip across Windermere brought back even more memories. Excellent.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MidlandsVeitch
Reviewed December 10, 2018

It was our first time to this railway and it didn't disappoint. The enthusiasm of the staff was infectious in particular. There was lots of singing up and down the carriages and our girls were happy with their presents. We were very lucky with the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CockneyBrum
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

Great visit (second time) to Haverthwaite Railway. Very enjoyable brilliant for everyone old and young, kids get a gift parents get sherry and a cake 🎂 lots of singing of Christmas songs great family time

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank paul t
Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

This place was recommended to me so desided to give it a go the cafe is dog friendly the people exceptionally nice the food reasonably priced. There's quite a bit to see you can walk round the engine shed and look round the platform there's...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MariaH7210
Reviewed December 3, 2018

We went on the Christmas steam train with a 2 year old and it was fantastic! Firstly it was a lovely drive over to the station in the South Lakes. Then the station is a picture. Having a journey on the old trains was memory...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dillon101
Reviewed November 29, 2018

Trains are regular and it is a sonic ride through the countryside. Get a window seat, right hand side is better on way to the lakes. Buy the combined ticket for the boats as this is equally enjoyable. Allow a good few hours. If outside...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ade1905
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Lovely family run railway - short and not fast but you do get a great veiw of the engines at the station and you can make a day of it by going on a boat trip on Windermere - we had a lovely day and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Well, what can I say, what an amazing experience, loved the platform, the train ride, cafe and gift shop. This is a must visit if you are heading to the lakes

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Suzie C
Reviewed October 31, 2018

We were mob handed. Both my children and their families. Kids from 10 months to 15 years and we all enjoyed the little trip on the train. It was all dressed up for Halloween so that added even more to the trip

Date of experience: October 2018
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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. :)