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.



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.
Dalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens
Dalemain, Penrith, Cumbria
CA11 0HB
017684 86450
Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens
Ullswater Yacht Club
Howtown Road, Pooley Bridge, Penrith
CA10 2NA
01768 807450
A family-friendly sailing club on beautiful Ullswater with something for everyone. Learn to sail at our Ullswater Sailing School
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
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
Mountain Rat Adventures
Tigh Na Burn, Brackenber Lodge, Shap, Cumbria
CA10 3QB
07576 373641
Canyoning and Ghill Scrambling experiences throughout the Lake District.
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.
WALX Helvellyn
07976 949488
At WALX we create walking clubs with a unique twist.
Rookin House
Rookin House Farm, Troutbeck, Ullswater,
Penrith,
Cumbria,
Lake District
CA11 0SS
017684 83561
Equestrian and Activity Centre in Cumbria – The Lake District
Aira Force Waterfall
Ullswater
CA11 OJS
017684 82067
The most famous of the Lake District waterfalls
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