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.



Aira Force Waterfall
Ullswater
CA11 OJS
017684 82067
The most famous of the Lake District waterfalls
Glenridding Gallery
Glenridding, Penrith, Cumbria
CA11 0PA
07736814128
Local Arts, Crafts and Photographers
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
Distant Horizons
Leeming Farm, Watermillock
CA11 0JJ
017684 86465
Adventurous outdoor activities based in the heart of Ullswater
Glenridding Convenience Store
Sharmans, Glenridding, Penrith, Cumbria
CA11 0PA
017684 82221
Sharmans Store in Glenridding, Ullswater
Luiza Hairdressing & Beauty
Luiza Hairdressing & Beauty
Glenridding Gallery
Glenridding by Ullswater
Cumbria
CA11 0PA
07778501546
Hairdressing & Beauty Salon in Glenridding, Ullswater
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.
Glenridding Sailing Centre
The Spit, Glenridding, Ullswater
CA11 0PE
017684 82541
Set in a picturesque location on the shores of Ullswater, the Lakeland village of Glenridding was described by Wainwright as ‘The loveliest square mile in all of Lakeland’.
Rookin House
Rookin House Farm, Troutbeck, Ullswater,
Penrith,
Cumbria,
Lake District
CA11 0SS
017684 83561
Equestrian and Activity Centre in Cumbria – The Lake District
Askham Hall Gardens & Cafe
Askham Nr Penrith Cumbria
CA10 2PF
01931 712350
Take a stroll through our beautiful gardens of Askham Hall with views of the River Lowther, visit our animals and enjoy something delicious in our Kitchen Garden Café.
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