What to do

With its central location, Ullswater provides the perfect base for getting out and about and exploring. Whether you want to take in the breathtaking views from some of the UK’s highest peaks, take a trip on the steamer across the lake, or abseil down a cliff there is something to keep everyone occupied.

The area boasts a range of unique visitor attractions and places to visit, as well as some fantastic independent shops. If relaxing and unwinding is your thing, then Ullswater provides unrivalled tranquillity; perfect for putting your feet up and escaping.



Lowther Castle
Lowther, Penrith
CA10 2HH
+44 (0)1931 712192
Little can prepare you for the impact of seeing the ruins of Lowther Castle for the first time. The gardens are likewise stunning. The castle is the third building to inhabit the majestic site, while the gardens retain their original 17th century plan.
Ullswater Yacht Club
Howtown Road, Pooley Bridge, Penrith
CA10 2NA
01768 486333
A family-friendly sailing club on beautiful Ullswater with something for everyone. Learn to sail at our Ullswater Sailing School
Lakeland Boat Hire
River Mouth, Eusemere, Pooley Bridge, Cumbria
CA10 2NR
017684 86800
Lakeland Boat Hire is a small family owned and operated leisure service nestled on the mouth of the river Eamont at the head of Lake Ullswater. Situated close by is the village of Pooley Bridge.
Ullswater ‘Steamers’ Shop and Information Centre
The Square, Pooley Bridge, Cumbria, CA10 2NW
CA10 2NW
017684 86135
Local area information point and gift shop for Ullswater ‘Steamers’ selling a wide range of quality Lakeland gifts, souvenirs and ‘Steamer’ tickets
Rookin House
Rookin House Farm, Troutbeck, Ullswater,
Penrith,
Cumbria,
Lake District
CA11 0SS
017684 83561
Equestrian and Activity Centre in Cumbria – The Lake District
Reach Beyond Adventure
Ullswater, Penrith
CA11 0RR
01768 483867
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES IN ULLSWATER & THE LAKE DISTRICT
Quirky Workshops
Greystoke, Penrith.
CA11 0UT
017684 83984
Quirky ‘Experience days’, mostly for adults at Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden, just 5 miles north of Ullswater
Nic’s Nordic Walks
07976 949488
Nordic Walking is a specific fitness technique and is not to be confused with trekking, hill walking or trail running as the poles are not planted in front of the walker/runner but in a specific way that increases the use of the upper body. It can be done by anybody, anywhere and does not require expensive equipment or clothing.
Eden Outdoor Adventures
Eden Outdoor Adventures 3 Currah Close, Ousby, Penrith
CA10 1AP
01768 881386 or 07525 653099
Outdoor Adventures around Ullswater
Dalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens
Dalemain, Penrith, Cumbria
CA11 0HB
017684 86450
Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens
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