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.



Eden Outdoor Adventures
Eden Outdoor Adventures 3 Currah Close, Ousby, Penrith
CA10 1AP
01768 881386 or 07525 653099
Outdoor Adventures around Ullswater
The Alpaca Clothing Co.
Stainton, Penrith, Cumbria
CA11 0ES
01768 891440
An exclusive range of Alpaca goods
Royal Dockray Hotel
Dockray
Penrith
Cumbria
CA11 0JY
017684 82356
The Royal at Dockray is a family run traditional country hotel offering the best of Cumbrian hospitality.
Aira Force Waterfall
Ullswater
CA11 OJS
017684 82067
The most famous of the Lake District waterfalls
Lakeland Boat Hire
River Mouth, Eusemere, Pooley Bridge, Cumbria
CA10 2NR
017684 86800
Lakeland Boat Hire is a small family owned and operated leisure service nestled on the mouth of the river Eamont at the head of Lake Ullswater. Situated close by is the village of Pooley Bridge.
Reach Beyond Adventure
Ullswater, Penrith
CA11 0RR
01768 483867
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES IN ULLSWATER & THE LAKE DISTRICT
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.
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’.
Friends of the Ullswater Way
01931 712 174
The Friends of the Ullswater Way are a local group whose aim is to celebrate all that makes the Ullswater Valley special
Glenridding Convenience Store
Sharmans, Glenridding, Penrith, Cumbria
CA11 0PA
017684 82221
Sharmans Store in Glenridding, Ullswater
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