Ullswater is unspoilt in many ways; including being a haven from the hustle and bustle of high street shops. However, what you will find is a unique selection of independent shops, selling many hand crafted, locally produced goods that you won’t find in any other part of the Lake District.
Nearby Penrith, with its cobbled streets and winding back alleys is also home to many independent shops. It is the ideal place to find unique souvenirs and gifts, away from the more commercial towns of the Lake District.
We can’t promise you will shop ‘till you drop, but if you’re looking for that something a little more special this is the place to be!
The Rheged Centre, Penrith, is at the northern gateway to the English Lake District, has a vibrant arts and family events programme and welcomes 450,000 visitors every year. In addition to the award winning Gallery, giant cinema, indoor and outdoor play and pottery and block printing workshop, you will also find individual shops selling children’s books and toys, outdoor gear and gadgets, local food and drink in our Foodhall, niche skincare, quality clothing and British wool products all of which champion provenance, craftsmanship and design. Our cafes at Rheged which serve local seasonal produce. Rheged is a family business which is rooted in Cumbria and it’s also a building of architectural merit, with one of the largest grass roofs in the country.
Sharmans Store in Glenridding, Ullswater
An exclusive range of Alpaca goods
Open 7 days a week, carrying over 100 different gins, 70 Cumbrian real ales, a plethora of Cumbrian spirits and liqueurs, and an eclectic mix of food, drink and outdoor clothing, there really is something for everyone.
Local Arts, Crafts and Photographers
Local area information point and gift shop for Ullswater ‘Steamers’ selling a wide range of quality Lakeland gifts, souvenirs and ‘Steamer’ tickets
The village of Patterdale is located at the heart of the English Lake District and offers the opportunity to explore some of Lakeland’s finest fells. Patterdale Village Store and Post Office offers a quality service to visitors and local people. We might be small, but we’ve probably got what you need!
The Outdoor Shop, Glenridding & On-line
Hairdressing & Beauty Salon in Glenridding, Ullswater