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Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway
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  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“engine shed”(38 reviews)
“short journey”(23 reviews)
“combined ticket”(41 reviews)
Hard Working Steam Locomotives haul carriages to Lakeside on this steeply graded former Furness Railway Branch Line.Excellent value combined tickets available with other attractions in and around Windermere.
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Haverthwaite Station | Ulverston Cumbria, Haverthwaite LA12 8AL, England
+44 15395 31594
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 April 2015

I feel sad seeing negative reviews about his attraction, i really don't understand what they are reporting about lack of views. There was lots to look at, and it is what you make it. Its only a short journey but one we really enjoyed, perfect...More

4  Thank AdamChloeJack
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 20 October 2012

Spent £12 for two to look at nothing but trees, very disappointed that I wasted my money and time on this so called attractionMore

5  Thank Sarah H
mike m, Manager at Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2012

Our rural branch line is at its scenic best at the moment, the Autumn colours are beautiful.The lake,river and hills a picture. A clear case of not being able to "see the wood for the trees". Sometimes one has to wonder what some people expect...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely family run railway - short and not fast but you do get a great veiw of the engines at the station and you can make a day of it by going on a boat trip on Windermere - we had a lovely day and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, what can I say, what an amazing experience, loved the platform, the train ride, cafe and gift shop. This is a must visit if you are heading to the lakes

Thank Suzie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were mob handed. Both my children and their families. Kids from 10 months to 15 years and we all enjoyed the little trip on the train. It was all dressed up for Halloween so that added even more to the trip

Thank rebecca f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited as part of a Newmarket Holidays tour. Nice old fashioned station with a good cafe. Good to travel on a steam train, but it was very slow.

Thank John S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here today. We just bought the train ride. Thinking we could go for a walk at Lakeside. There may be walks but once you come out of the station you're on a main road. So we got on the return train. There are other...More

Thank A7774IYsues
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out, combine it with a boat trip on Lake Windermere fab. My son's absolutely loved the steam trains being big Thomas the tank engine fans. Coaches done up for Halloween and plenty going on. The combined boat trip to Bowness was great and...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Mother-in-Law has a friend that lives in the area and she recommended riding this with Bug. Parking £2 per day at Haverwaithe so you could combine this with a boatrip to Bowness and visit the World of Beatrice Potter. The Lakeside station has an...More

Thank Kimberly C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The volunteers dressed as witches and wizards really made a great trip with quizzes & sweets for the children. The station at haverthwaite has very good playground for kids, a lovely woodland walk, good cafe, parking and steam trains! Brilliant.

Thank DiscerningGent1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely 15 minute journey by steam engine to lake Windermere. The engine shed has some old engines to browse around and whilst you are waiting for the train you can have a coffee and something to eat in the cafe . Breakfast...More

Thank Ian G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called into Haverthwaite station Cafe for a coffee. The café is well run and you can get food there. You should get to see the steam train that departs from there to Lakeside. We did not go on the train which actually looks a...More

Thank Martin C
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28 August 2018|
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Response from liz_in_redditch | Reviewed this property |
there is wheelchair access, however, I don't know the costs, I would expect it to be the same as everyone else.
Mario S
6 August 2018|
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Response from drjohn030151 | Reviewed this property |
I have looked at the photos I took on the trip to get the approx times. Depart on boat from Windermere 10.20; arrive Lakeside 11.15;Leave on train to Haverthwaite 11.20; Arrive Haverthwaite 11.40. We had dinner in... More
3 August 2018|
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Response from Anu M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are allowed but not on seats. :)