The Pier House
Cumbria CA11 0US
Part of the charm of the English Lake District is the beautifully restored heritage steamers that cruise the various lakes.
Ullswater Steamers has one such fleet providing walkers with access to spectacular hikes and the more sedentary visitors with magnificent scenic cruises.
Holders of an English Tourism Award, this company has been operating lake cruises for 150 years. The oldest steamer is Lady of the Lake, launched in 1877 and believed to be the oldest working passenger vessel in the world. Raven was launched in 1889 in response to the development of mass tourism by entrepreneur Thomas Cook.
Lady Dorothy was originally a sea going vessel from Guernsey while Lady Wakefield was built in 1949. She has been fully restored and was renamed by HRH Princess Alexandra in 2007. Western Belle is the latest addition to the fleet. Built in 1935, she has undergone refurbishment before taking her place cruising the lake.
Timetables & Fares
The steamers run all year except on 24 & 25 December. A ‘Round the Lake Pass’ allows a visitor the freedom to ‘hop on and off’ all day and journey around the lake. The carriage of bicycles incurs a small extra charge. For current details go to Web: Ullswater Steamers/ Timetable and Fares
Plan Your Visit
Accommodation - Search & Book through Hotels.com here:
Wheelchairs can be carried on certain vessels and subject to certain conditions. Carers travel free. No access for motorised chairs or electric buggies. Full details available by clicking go to Web: Ullswater Steamers/ Access
Contact & Further Information
+44 (0)1768 482 229
There is excellent 'Getting There' information including maps at Web: Ullswater Steamers/ Find Us
Google Maps - Ullswater