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Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway

Haverthwaite Station | Ulverston Cumbria, Haverthwaite LA12 8AL, England
+44 15395 31594
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The staff were fantastic, nothing was too much trouble - super helpful as my Dad has a disability... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
EnglandStephen
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England
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Great day out!

We enjoyed a trip on this heritage railway which is a great tourist attraction especially for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Andrew P
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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“engine shed” (33 reviews)
“short journey” (21 reviews)
“combined ticket” (38 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Haverthwaite Station | Ulverston Cumbria, Haverthwaite LA12 8AL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The staff were fantastic, nothing was too much trouble - super helpful as my Dad has a disability scooter Great kiddies adventure playground & the display of owls was wonderful, their keeper (from the Owl Sanctuary in Barrow in Furness) was brilliant, nothing was too...More

Thank EnglandStephen
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed a trip on this heritage railway which is a great tourist attraction especially for foreign visitors.

Thank Andrew P
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We sailed from Bowness on Windermere to the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway. The rail journey featured a very enthusiastic guard who advertised the restaurant in a very entertaining fashion. We felt inspired to try the food at Haverthwaite and it was every bit as good...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful little railway that nestles on the edge of Windermere. Well worth a look. Lovely little engines.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the 2 journeys on the train with young grandson. We got a combined train and boat journey so we travelled to Lakeside and Bowness then back again..it us only a shirt train journey but you get a good insight into the railway. Guidebook...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This activity is more like the one in the North Yorkshire (NYMR), but with less charm for some reason. Its worth boarding the steam train from Lakelside to Haverthwaite if you are doing a tour combining the Steam Ferry Cruise around Windermere lake and for...More

Thank Ardementozo
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We used the train today to get to the boat at Lakeside it was a super efficient service , the guy that did the introduction was really informative and enthusiastic!!

Thank Ramsbottomrjr
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A lovely little steam railway with lovely staff and great views. A short ride so would definitely suggest doing this as a combined ticket (we did with motor museum) otherwise probably not great value on its own. Check out the engine shed which has some...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As with most train rides, once you're on board it's basically the same as any other. In this case you also get some amazing scenery. We traveled from Haverthwaite to Lakeside. Don't forget to check out Thomas the Tank Engine and the big sheds near...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the haverthwaite to lakeside steam train with a stop at the aquarium. Trains are prompt, excellent steam models and it lasts about 15 mins. To be clear, if you want great sights of the lakes this is not the one for you. It...More

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Mario S
6 August 2018|
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Response from Coz2013 | Reviewed this property |
It will only take 30 minutes by car on the A590. Have a great day.
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gordi2shues
3 August 2018|
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Response from Ruth A | Reviewed this property |
Yes surely, even on the steamer boats, (we had the Ullswater Steamer, as it was less crowded) they are welcome with a 1 sterling fee.
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RoyBoyBirmingham
31 March 2018|
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Response from Steve H | Reviewed this property |
not as far as i know. i booked online to save queuing so much. off season i guess that would not be a problem.
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