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Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway

Haverthwaite Station | Ulverston Cumbria, Haverthwaite LA12 8AL, England
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Charming old train!

On a sunny day this is a lovely thing to do if you are in the area. It’s only 15 mins each way so... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Geoff C
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London, United Kingdom
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Great day out

Went here for the day to travel on the steam train and then on the boat at lakeside ,and on to... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
jim481955
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Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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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.
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Haverthwaite Station | Ulverston Cumbria, Haverthwaite LA12 8AL, England
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

On a sunny day this is a lovely thing to do if you are in the area. It’s only 15 mins each way so it’s not a long journey. It’s a great way of getting to the lakeside aquarium and the Windermere cruises. In fact...More

Thank Geoff C
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Went here for the day to travel on the steam train and then on the boat at lakeside ,and on to Bowness. With being local you get a 50% discount on the train , 20% in the gift shop and 10% in the café, and...More

Thank jim481955
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We took the boat from Bowness to Lakeside and saw the train waiting. Encouraged by the guards to take the short ride to a very picturesque station. We looked around the sheds at some of the engines and stock being renovated. There was a gift...More

Thank Jacky B
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Took the train from Havethwaite to Lakeside. The station was maintained well, with a tea room and gift shop. You can also check out the other engines in the shed, that’s about 40 yards from the main station area. Once you board the carriage you...More

Thank Lee H
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Had a little trip on the train after the boat ride from Bowness-on-Windermere to Lakeside. £6.90 for adult return to the end of the line I didn’t think was that bad, heritage railway need to make the money at the end of the day. Nice...More

Thank Vimto2610
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Did the boat from Bowness down to Lakeside then the train to Haverthwaite. Had lunch at the Station at Haverthwaite which was excellent and served so quickly! I've waited longer at McDonald's! Made for a good day with a 3 year old with the attention...More

Thank David G
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Decided to take the train to Lakeside then the steamer. It was the loveliest day I could wish for. Never been on a steam train and not been on a train in yrs. It was a reasonable £16 ish each to do the return steamer...More

Thank lobbygobbler73
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We went midweek for a belated Mother’s Day afternoon tea with my daughter in the cafe on the station. On arrival we were greeted by the wonderfully friendly staff and shown to our table situated by a nice open coal fire. This was the first...More

Thank escort789
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

A great day out travelling on a vintage steam engine just like they did in the old days of steam.You hop off of the Lakeside cruise then jump on an old time steam train that makes the day complete with the relaxed atmosphere and wonderful...More

Thank Stephen H
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

If you said, 'let's go on a rickety old steam train to a station, have some lunch and come back again' people would think you were mad... Untill you go on this one! It is great! We took the boat from Bowness, which times up...More

Thank JJ F
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RoyBoyBirmingham
31 March 2018|
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Response from Steve H | Reviewed this property |
not as far as i know. i booked online to save queuing so much. off season i guess that would not be a problem.
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266adellef
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
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kmcrhull
20 May 2016|
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Response from Tony E | Reviewed this property |
I am a volunteer at the railway and can confirm that dogs are welcome on the sites and on the train. If your dog hasn't seen a steam train before they may be nervous so take care. If the visiting owls are on site (between... More
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