7 reviews of Windermere Lake Cruises in English
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Perfect way to explore the Lakes and take in all the scenery. Quite romantic too, as we went from Lakeside rather than Windermere, and first thing in the morning, so very few kids about. Just blown away by all the beauty around us.
This is a great way to spend a day, especially if you have children to entertain. If you have a day to spare, buy the ticket that includes the boat, steam train and acquarium and you have a great day out.
The boat starts from Ambleside and goes to Lakeside via Windermere. At Lakeside you disembark and get the steam train. You can then either get off the steam train for some lunch or tea in an old style railway cafe (very good home cooked food and not expensive) or return straight away to Lakeside.
The acquarium is here and well worth a visit with lots of exotic, and not so exotic fish as well as a glass tunnel to walk through so that the fish are swimming all around and over you!
The scenery is fabulous and all in all, a very good day out.
A great way to spend a wet summers day. £25 per adult gets you a 40 minute cruise to bowness, then a 30 minute steam train ride, which stops in the middle of nowhere, there is however a station cafe styled on the 1940’s, or just not modernised ? The food though is fantastic and very fairly priced, they do great homemade scones(huge) and a selection of tea. Then a return steam journey and a visit to the aquarium which has an amazing glass tunnel that runs through a huge tank with all variety of fish siwimming over and around you. Then a return steamer to Ambleside. Worth every penny.
Cruising on Windermere is one of the great ways to experience the Lakes at their best. We had a great fun time seeing the world from the centre of a lake. If it’s a cold day you can always sit in doors but out on the top is our favourite place to be feeling the wind on our faces. There are great views of all the famous national park mountains and scenery. This is one of those trips not to be missed - unless it is pouring with rain or foggy! Parking can be a bit of a problem if you don’t like paying to park your car - but that’s not really their fault! There are plenty of trips and plenty of departure times to choose from.
We have been on so many of these lake cruises over the years- ambleside, lakeside and over to Hill Top to see Beatrix Potter’s house. It’s great the boats are clean and the staff friendly. There’s nothing like sitting inside the boat on a freezig day witha hot chocolate looking at the magnificent scenery!!
I absolutley loved doing this day trip. We went from Windermere to Lakeside and back again on a boat. You can get off at Lakeside and visit the aquarium and steam railway and you can combine your boat trip tickets with entry to these attractions to save money. Although it seemed a bit expensive it was definitely worth it to see the stunning scenery around the lake. Fantastic.
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