Ullswater Newsletter

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By Bus

Comprehensive timetables, routes and other useful local information are listed in the indispensable Getting Around Cumbria & the Lake District, published by Cumbria County Council and available from local TICs. Cumbria County Council also have a useful Bus Timetables and route planing page on their website.



Bus 508 / 108 PENRITH - PATTERDALE / Windermere

This service is operated by Stagecoach and runs regularly providing easy access to the Ullswater from Penrith train station and Penrith town centre.

Penrith and Eden Local Services

Download Penrith and Eden local bus services here.

By Train

Penrith the largest town close to Ullswater is only 3 and a half hours form London or two and a half hours from Birmingham by train.  Check on-line. Taxis Rank outside the station.


By Taxis

M&A Taxis, Glenridding. 017684 82372. Advanced Bookings.

Ace Taxis operate from Penrith 01768 890731

Moorside Taxis from Yanwath near Penrith 01768 899066.

Airport Services UK operate from Kendal 01539 724658

H & K Taxis Penrith 01931 715366

By Car

Situated just 6miles from Penrith (M6 Junction 40) and 13 miles from Windemere. You can plan your route for all parts of the UK, on the AA website.



By Air

Ullswater is served by 4 international airports less than a 2 hour drive from the lake side:

Manchester Airport

Blackpool Airport


Durham Tees Valley


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