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Lakeland Attractions

Ullswater Steamers Lake Cruises

Ullswater Steamers Lake Cruises 
Lake District Attractions, Lake District Activities Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is an award winning Lake District attraction celebrating their 150th year sailing on England’s most beautiful lake.

Currently we have four vessels operating on lake cruises on Ullswater. We create the perfect opportunity to combine a lake cruise with some of the most famous and spectacular walks in the Lake District. With miles of bridleways linked by ‘Steamer’ routes there are so many opportunities for exploring the area or simply relax and enjoy the glory of nature through the seasons.

Lady of the Lake
Launched on 26th June, 1877 she is believed to be the oldest working passenger vessel in the world. Designed by Mr Douglas Hebson of Penrith and built in Glasgow by Joseph Seath & Company. She was transported in three sections by rail to Penrith then horse drays to Waterside where she was assembled at Elder Beck.

Raven was launched on the 11th July, 1889. On 18th July, 1889 an article in the Cumberland and Westmorland Herald published the following “It is questionable if there be any boat to beat, or even equal this little craft on any lake in this country”. There is a commentary handset option onboard which gives detailed information about our history and famous faces associated with Ullswater.

Lady Dorothy
Lady Dorothy joined the fleet in 2001, she was a sea-going vessel from Guernsey and her arrival meant for the first time winter sailings were introduced into the timetable.

Lady Wakefield
Lady Wakefield was renamed in a recommissioning ceremony by HRH Princess Alexandra in April, 2007. She was originally known as Berry Castle, Golden Cormorant and latterly Totnes Castle. Built in 1949 in Dartmouth, she had worked on the River Dart and Plymouth Sound before her arrival on Ullswater.

Contact: Ullswater 'Steamers'
The Pier House, Glenridding, Cumbria CA11 0US
Tel: 017684 82229 Fax: 017684 82669  


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