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Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway

Haverthwaite Station | Ulverston Cumbria, Haverthwaite LA12 8AL, England
+44 15395 31594
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Great Christmas experience

We booked ahead for the Santa Christmas rail journey and overall it was great. There was music... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
Great Santa experience

Visited Haverthwaite yesterday, 12 in total, 10 adults, 2 children, had a great afternoon on the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
paul t
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“engine shed” (30 reviews)
“short journey” (21 reviews)
“combined ticket” (33 reviews)
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Haverthwaite Station | Ulverston Cumbria, Haverthwaite LA12 8AL, England
+44 15395 31594
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We booked ahead for the Santa Christmas rail journey and overall it was great. There was music onboard, the children were given presents (decent quality compared to grottos etc) and we were offered Sherry and mince pies. The whole experience took around 90 minutes with...More

Thank flyboy1000
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited Haverthwaite yesterday, 12 in total, 10 adults, 2 children, had a great afternoon on the Santa express. The staff were great,all dressed for the occasion, coped brilliantly even though there was a power cut at the station. Mince pies or Xmas cake and a...More

Thank paul t
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Grange U3A Social Cycle Group make a point of visiting the cafe every December to indulge in the weekday Winter Warmer menu. Excellent value, home cooking it it’s best.

Thank Jean P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we didn't go on the train, nor on the Lake Cruise, it was a good place to visit. There is a Sealife centre there too! I had hoped to see the last train in, but had difficulties walking back to the station. (I have...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Similarly the generous owners of the company had donated another Ultimate Steam Experience auction prize at a NSPCA event. I joined the footplate before all the passengers arrived and assisted ? the drive and fireman to re-sight the engine. I then went for a gargantian...More

Thank BrickKilnStud
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This preserved railway has loads of charm and is ideal for families to visit. There is a huge carpark at Haverthwaite and plenty to walk around and see. The train trip is not overly long - good for little people. Plan your trip with time...More

Thank centralheatking
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We bought the Ultimate Steam Experience in the Charity Auction at Furness Group Riding for the Disabled's Gala Dinner early in the year. It had been kindly donated by the Owners. We were welcomed early in the morning and were involved in all aspects of...More

Thank JandJ620
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever we stay in the Lakes we always manage to fit in a trip on the steam train. You can escape the 21st Century for a little while and pretend you're back in the 19th!

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would like to make a complaint about the Haverthwaite railway. We wished to book 3 tickets for the santa trip in Sat 16th. I was advised 5 seats were available but informed they would refuse to sell me the 3 seats as I had...More

Thank Jackie b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got the combined ticket with the boat trip! All of the family absolutely loved it!!! When we got off the train there was a guy from an Owl Sanctuary who was letting kids hold the owls for free and explaining what kind of owls...More

Thank SorrentoWedding2011
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27 October 2016|
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Response from Thomas P | Reviewed this property |
Please check Haverthwaite Railway Website. All information, prices,times etc. Or email them and a chap called Paddy will probably reply! We did that and took the train from Haverthaite to Lakeside, boat from Lakeside to... More
20 May 2016|
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Response from m p | Reviewed this property |
Now you know about DOGS, I would like to add that it is clear this railway intends and tries to make everyone welcome. HOWEVER the site is not easy for those of limited mobility, especially WHEELCHAIR users. The... More
7 October 2015|
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Response from Robert W | Reviewed this property |
not sure about buses as they can be infrequent