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Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway

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Address: Haverthwaite Station | Ulverston Cumbria, Haverthwaite LA12 8AL, England
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Hard Working Steam Locomotives haul carriages to Lakeside on this steeply...

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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Short railway at south end of Windermere

its only 3/5 mile ride along the river to its base , which has a GREAT cafe , loco shed to visit and the chuff back again at slow speed . Pleasant , blast of the past on behind... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

its only 3/5 mile ride along the river to its base , which has a GREAT cafe , loco shed to visit and the chuff back again at slow speed . Pleasant , blast of the past on behind its small tank steam locos ...

Thank ptrabant
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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing. We took the train from haverthwaite to lakeside and went into the aquarium aswell. It works out cheaper to buy your tickets together then separately. The aquarium was little but perfect for passing the time. Would highly recommend for families

Thank VikkiLouise1
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great trip, old style steam train, really enjoyed it. It was raining quite heavily the day we went but to make sure we could see the scenery, staff were wiping the water off the windows. I'm sure not even British Rail did that!

Thank Kim L
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My brother is non-verbal autistic and is obsessed with steam trains so this attraction appealed greatly - and it didn't disappoint. We spent the whole day going up and down the track (you can get in ten lengths of the track leaving by the first train from Lakeside) using the Rover ticket (£10 each) which was a bargain. The staff... More 

Thank Jennie-Marie S
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We decided to have a ride on the old railway a short trip but very interesting well worth it children will love it

Thank fisherman890
Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the aquarium first. Which was good. Can go in many times. The otters were great! Also the terripins- size was amazing. While there we decided to do the train. Throughly enjoyed it. Journey just long enough and very pretty . The steam going through the tunnel is like stepping back in time! As we had enough time before... More 

Thank lynnielou58
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must visit train and if time boat etc. Parking is currently a 1.00 Cafe does takeaway but ordering sandwich 15 minutes before train went l almost missed train. Not a fast takeaway service but food fine.

Thank tellitasitiz
Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely day on the railway, we set parked at the aquarium and got a combined ticket for aquarium and railway ( wish we had parked at Haverthwaite - parking Much cheaper!! ) lovely train ride then looked around the engine shed, had a picnic and played in the play area! The kids absolutely loved it and then a... More 

Thank Peach_tulip28
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had excellent time here first went to station restaurant had fish fingers &chips then went on train view is beautiful. I have enjoyed it very much.

Thank bobby b
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Though it's only 3 1/2 mile long, it's a beautiful and very scenic trip! Wonderful stuff, very clean and very well looked after stations! Love it after our first trip! Wonderful day out and fantastic how it links with the boat, though it's all about the train ride! 110% recommend this railway to anyone (enthusiast or not)

Thank James K

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