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Ullswater Lake

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Address: England
Phone Number: +44 17684 82393
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Such a serene little lake. A lot quieter than Windermere. I will definitely be returning next year. x

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a serene little lake. A lot quieter than Windermere. I will definitely be returning next year. x

Thank Ph0enix21
St Albans, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very quiet and lovely lake. You need to go the lake here and enjoy it no matter the weather. Just so so lovely there it really makes you relax

Thank Dave1490
Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Ullswater is a very scenic lake that, despite it's size, has very few boats using it. The Ullswater Steamers sail the length of the lake all year round giving excellent views of the surrounding hills. Apart from these there are only usually a few canoes or the odd yacht on the lake. The roads skirting the lake are narrow and... More 

Thank durhamd
Edinburgh, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a place that keeps on giving! From lovely villages, to the boat trips, waterfalls, easy and more challenging walks, it has it all. Aria Force waterfall is a must see. Pooley Bridge, Glenridding and Howtown are charming. One complaint is about the new Ullswater Way which circuits the lake. We tried to walk from Glenridding to Aria Force.... More 

Thank Stennie
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

In our opinion this is the best and prettiest of all the lakes. We took a Round the Lake cruise from Glenridding. This is the best way to view the scenery. The road which runs alongside the lake is very twisty and the traffic can be a bit scary. We left Glenridding heading towards Penrith after our boat had sailed... More 

Thank Mike W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Although we had bad weather. It rained, it is England...lol. You could easily see the beauty of this place. A quiet get away from any hustle and bustle. Enjoy!

Thank Ajsaraf
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Can be difficult to say how best to enjoy a lake - we just wanted to appreciate it visually. Having driven the perimeter of it, aesthetically, we found the area nearest the A5091 near Aira Force the most scenic with nice backdrops to the lake - there are plenty of turnouts to pull into; would recommend many of them as... More 

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
Wirral, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Huge lake and stunning. Lots to do, Watersports walking. Drivers can be idiots om the roads and parking is expensive.

Thank TheHonestExplorer
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

If you are in the lakes and want to get away from the tourists head to Ullswater as it is not as popular as other lakes and you can walk around the edge of the lake and up into the woodlands to escape from humanity.

Thank Richard H
Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The lake is best seen from this hillside path which is a little tougher in places but on the whole not to bad. Our day was a little overcast so the views not as they could have been. We parked outside Patterdale Church where parking is now restricted to 2 hours so half of our party turned back with the... More 

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