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Ullswater Steamers

Glenridding Pier House | Ullswater, The Lake District, Glenridding CA11 0US, England
+44 17684 82229
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Ullswater Lake Boat Ride
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The lake runs a serpentine course in three reaches with Helvellyn crowning the plateau at the head of the lake; at 3117 ft it is England’s third highest mountain. Ullswater ‘Steamers’ create the perfect opportunity to combine a 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. Free commentary app download for apple and android users.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Glenridding Pier House | Ullswater, The Lake District, Glenridding CA11 0US, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I rode up the lake from Glenridding to Pooley Bridge on a very rainy July morning. The views of the lake and the hills were nice, but would have been nicer had we been able to sit outside and enjoy them. The boats have concessions...More

Thank walker201515
Reviewed yesterday

Visited Ullswater on a moody overcast day, still fabulous, the steamer cost around £7 single to Howtown, great views from up on deck of the mountains and a thoroughly enjoyable trip. We, along with most other passengers disembarked at How town and took the 7...More

Thank Terri F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great views and very reasonably priced for a ride along ullswater. The steamers take you to Howtown where you can talk the 7mole hole back to Ullswater- lovely views along the way and a comfortable journey with a commentary about the surrounding area. Well worth...More

Thank Bucketlist R
Mark H, General Manager at Ullswater Steamers, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your great review! We are all delighted that you enjoyed your trip with us and hope that you will come and enjoy the fabulous views from our lovingly maintained heritage boats again very soon. We are not so sure about...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Great way to get around the lake. No need to book in advance. We stayed in Glenriching and easy to pick up the boat to Airaforce and the steamer to Pooley bridge. Lovely experience.More

Thank Kingmonkey1
Mark H, General Manager at Ullswater Steamers, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your great review! We are all delighted that you enjoyed your trip with us and hope that you will come and enjoy the fabulous views from our lovingly maintained heritage boats again very soon. Many thanks and best wishes, Mark...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

The steamer is great. There are many seating choices..under roof.. totally in the open...or, down under by the bar. however, I would suggest you stay on deck and enjoy the views. Boat is totally on schedule and reliable. The bar is stocked and they also...More

Thank janutt
Mark H, General Manager at Ullswater Steamers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I am delighted that you enjoyed your trip with us so much and thank you for the 5 star rating! We hope to see you again on board very soon, best wishes and many thanks once again, Mark Horton General Manager

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Decided to get on this steamer fir a short round trip ride from Glenridding to Howtown 45 mins there 20 mins explore 45 mins back £10.50 Nice ride seeing the long hills from the lake Even had an Air Force plane fly at 200ft over...More

Thank Lou L
Mark H, General Manager at Ullswater Steamers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you to Lou L for their fabulous 5* review! I am so glad that you and your dog enjoyed your trip with us and look forward to welcoming you on board again very soon. Many thanks and best wishes, Mark Horton General Manager

Reviewed 5 days ago

We regularly travel on the steamer when staying in Patterdale. This time we took my brother-in-law and his wife with us and traveled from Glenridding to Pooley Bridge, stopped for lunch, and traveled back again. We bought the round the lake tickets and used the...More

Thank Kath00000007
Mark H, General Manager at Ullswater Steamers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I am delighted that you enjoyed your trip with us so much and thank you for the 4 star rating and for high lighting our 50% reciprocal discount with our sister attraction, The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, making this excellent value. I am also pleased...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Only had 2 days in the lakes on the way to Scotland and the 2nd day was spent at Ullswater which was delightful. Cruised up and down the lake on Ullswater Steamers including the return trip on "The Lady of the Lake" which is apparently...More

Thank chrisD2633JD
Mark H, General Manager at Ullswater Steamers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I am delighted that you enjoyed your trip with us so much and thank you for the 5 star rating! We hope to see you again on board very soon, best wishes and many thanks once again, Mark Horton General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a perfectly pleasant experience after a long and exhausting walk No better way to get back to the carMore

Thank paulkits
Mark H, General Manager at Ullswater Steamers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am delighted that you enjoyed your trip with us so much and thank you for the 5 star rating! I hope that you enjoyed the walking and the views just as much, even if it was exhausting, and hope to see you again on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to see Ullswater from the deck of one of the steamers and purchased a ticket which allowed us to hop on and off at the various piers along the lake, a great way to travel whilst enjoying the stunning scenery. Light refreshments can...More

Thank Patchesh
Mark H, General Manager at Ullswater Steamers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for rating us 4/5 in this review. We are all delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and sampled some of the treats from our on board bar. We hope to see you on board again very soon. Best Wishes,...More

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Gwch1ng
7 September 2015|
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Response from Mark H | Property representative |
You can purchase tickets online with a small discount - just go to the timetables and fares section of ullswater-steamers website and follow the links. Please note that tickets paid for this way are not a reservation and... More
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Denise S
16 August 2015|
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Response from peter G i | Reviewed this property |
we parked at the glenriding pier house,and we thought it was reasonable, you could park in poolybridge but its a long walk to the pier from that end and the parking is very limited and expensive,
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DaveBarbara2013
9 January 2015|
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Response from Mark H | Property representative |
Thank you for your query. We hope to have this service operational from the end of May this year. Please watch our Facebook page or join our e-newsletter if you would like further information as this project... More
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