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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 5 August 2016

We picked up the steamer at the Pooley Bridge jetty and bought a days rover ticket which allows you to hop on and off around Ullswater lake. On the leaflet it gives you ideas of walks and views and climbs and how long approx. they...More

Thank PANDJ55
UllswaterGlenridding, Visitor Services Administrator at Ullswater Steamers, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2016

Thank you for your 5 star review. As you found there are lots of walks to choose from and the Round the Lake Ticket allows you to hop on and off to make the most of the lake and your day.

Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

A really good way to see the scenery along the Lake. Truly beautiful. Dog friendly too. There are refreshments on the boats too which was a plus.

Thank Lynn A
UllswaterGlenridding, Visitor Services Administrator at Ullswater Steamers, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review and for the 5 stars. I'm glad you enjoyed the scenery. I think some of our crew are dog-mad not just dog friendly!

Reviewed 3 August 2016

We took the round trip from Glenridding to Pooley Bridge on the Ullswater steamer during our return journey from the lakes. The trip lasted about 2 1/2 hours including a short stop at Pooley Bridge. The views were magnificent and the staff were great by...More

Thank andy b
Mark H, General Manager at Ullswater Steamers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review of your day out on Ullswater with us. We are all delighted that you had such a good time and look forward to welcoming you and your family on board again soon. Many...More

Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This boat service is the only way to explore this lake. Easy, relaxing and stunning views. 1 day hop-on and hop-off ticket is way to go. Pooley bridge for lunch and a stop before Glenridding you can see a great waterfall. 65 mins journey time...More

Thank Scott G
Mark H, General Manager at Ullswater Steamers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review of your day out on Ullswater with us. We are all delighted that you had such a good time and look forward to welcoming you and your family on board again soon. Many...More

Reviewed 2 August 2016

We (2 seniors, 2 adults, 2 teens and 1 spoiled cockerpoo) took the steamer from Glenridding to Howtown and then returned. To be honest, for a large group, it gets a little pricey, hence the shorter trip for us to see some of the lake...More

Thank Linz H
Mark H, General Manager at Ullswater Steamers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review of your day out on Ullswater with us. We are all delighted that you had such a good time and look forward to welcoming you and your family on board again soon. Incidentally,...More

Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We spent a lovely day touring the lake on the day rover ticket. The boats are immaculate and the staff very pleasant and helpful. One tip would be to start as early as possible if you want to include a trip to Aira force, we...More

Thank Jennie F
Mark H, General Manager at Ullswater Steamers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review of your day out on Ullswater with us. We are all delighted that you had such a good time and look forward to welcoming you and your family on board again soon. Many...More

Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

The trip promised to be spectacular and visually it was. But the return voyage was from hell. At Pooley Bridge, the office had been washed away by the floods in December and in the process of being refurbished. A portable toilet was available. Most people...More

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Mark H, General Manager at Ullswater Steamers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review of your experience on the boats last weekend Unfortunately we had a technical fault with one of our vessels which caused most of the problems which you experienced in your report. I apologise...More

Reviewed 1 August 2016

Myself and my husband had a little ride on the boat from Aria Force to Glenridding which was very cute, and the view of the lake was beautiful they run every twenty minutes to half an hour...it well worth it just for the views! Just...More

Thank Jenny H
Mark H, General Manager at Ullswater Steamers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review of your day out on Ullswater with us. We are all delighted that you had such a good time and look forward to welcoming you and your family on board again soon. Many...More

Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Caught the Steamer between Glenridding and Pooley Bridge with our 6 month old daughter and our cocker spaniel. It was no problem to take a pram on the boat which made for a much more comfortable journey for us all. The boat itself had a...More

Thank KCotton1988
Mark H, General Manager at Ullswater Steamers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review of your day out on Ullswater with us. We are all delighted that you had such a good time and look forward to welcoming you and your family on board again soon. Many...More

Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Fantastic way to spend 2 hours with fantastic views of the lake with refreshments down stairs and helpful staff we were oat a wedding and it was great for something different and there was a toilet on board probably not suitable for wheelchair bound unless...More

Thank simon h
Mark H, General Manager at Ullswater Steamers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review of your day out on Ullswater with us. We are all delighted that you had such a good time and look forward to welcoming you and your family on board again soon. Many...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
15 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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