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.



Luiza Hairdressing & Beauty
Luiza Hairdressing & Beauty
Glenridding Gallery
Glenridding by Ullswater
Cumbria
CA11 0PA
07778501546
Hairdressing & Beauty Salon in Glenridding, Ullswater
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
Glenridding Sailing Centre
The Spit, Glenridding, Ullswater
CA11 0PE
017684 82541
Set in a picturesque location on the shores of Ullswater, the Lakeland village of Glenridding was described by Wainwright as ‘The loveliest square mile in all of Lakeland’.
Lowther Castle
Lowther, Penrith
CA10 2HH
+44 (0)1931 712192
Little can prepare you for the impact of seeing the ruins of Lowther Castle for the first time. The gardens are likewise stunning. The castle is the third building to inhabit the majestic site, while the gardens retain their original 17th century plan.
Aira Force Waterfall
Ullswater
CA11 OJS
017684 82067
The most famous of the Lake District waterfalls
Glenridding Convenience Store
Sharmans, Glenridding, Penrith, Cumbria
CA11 0PA
017684 82221
Sharmans Store in Glenridding, Ullswater
Dalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens
Dalemain, Penrith, Cumbria
CA11 0HB
017684 86450
Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens
Quirky Workshops
Greystoke, Penrith.
CA11 0UT
017684 83984
Quirky ‘Experience days’, mostly for adults at Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden, just 5 miles north of Ullswater
Reach Beyond Adventure
Ullswater, Penrith
CA11 0RR
01768 483867
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES IN ULLSWATER & THE LAKE DISTRICT
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.
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