Shopping

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 Alpaca Clothing Co.
Stainton, Penrith, Cumbria
CA11 0ES
01768 891440
An exclusive range of Alpaca goods
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Rheged
Redhills, Penrith
CA11 0DQ
01768 868000
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.
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Catstycam The Outdoor Shop
Glenridding, Penrith, Cumbria
CA11 0PA
017684 82351
We are a family run independent Outdoor Shop in the village of Glenridding in the Lake District. For 30 years we have been supplying outdoor clothing, equipment & footwear to people exploring the Lakeland Fells. We are also online at www.catstycam.com
Chestnut House
Finkle St, Pooley Bridge, Penrith
CA10 2NW
017684 86444
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.
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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
Arragons Cycle Hire
Lowther Castle
Penrith
Cumbria
CA10 2HH
01768 890344
Arragons Cycle Hire – offering Cycle Hire from the beautiful surroundings of Lowther Castle
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The Barn Pooley Bridge
Pooley Bridge
CA10 2NN
017684 86444
Carrying a wide range of outdoor clothing & accessories, alongside Lake District ice cream, Cumbrian coffee to go, gifts from the Lakes and dog accessories
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Pooley Bridge Village Stores & Post Office
Pooley Bridge
Cumbria
CA10 2NP
017684 86266
Local post office and general store selling National lottery, logs, kindling, fresh local products, sweets, pop, camping equipment, gifts, clothing and so much more!
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Liz Dowding Artist
07885 729549
Liz Dowding is a talented artist working in a wide range of media including pencil, watercolour and acrylic and loves to draw and paint scenes from around the Ullswater Valley.
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Membership of the Ullswater Association gives you:

  • Listing and images on ullswater.com
  • Listing in the Visit Ullswater leaflet with local, regional, national and international distribution
  • Quarterly member meetings
  • Annual familiarisation trips
  • Dedicated marketing support focussed on raising both members’ profiles and the profile of the area as a whole
  • Dedicated administration support for the association
  • Representation of the association within regional tourism organisations
  • Unlimited press release distribution
  • Social media activity
  • Blog sharing
  • Photography library
  • Ad hoc Marketing and PR advice

All this for less than a decent size ad in the local newspaper!

 Ullswater Association Membership Price List 2020/21

Category 1CostNotes
Bed & Breakfast£125 
Self-Catering£125Up to 6 units
Eating Out£125 
Shopping£125 
Attractions (Small)£1250-20,000 visitors
Activities & Things to do£125 
   
Additional listing under another category for other activity at the same site.£50If your main business is B&B but you offer evening meals, you can be listed under 'Places to Eat' by taking an additional listing.
   
Category 2 Price includes one free additional listing under another category for other activity at the same site.
Hotels£275 
Self-Catering£2757+ units
Attractions (Large)£27520,000+ visitors
Camping, Caravanning & Glamping£275Campsites offering more than just tent pitches