The award-winning Ullswater Steamers offer great days out on Ullswater, "England’s most beautiful lake". Ullswater Steamers have been operating lake cruises for over 150 years, combining Lake District walks or special events including weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and other celebrations, with spectacular cruises upon Ullswater.
The truly stunning and dramatic Lake District landscape of Ullswater has inspired artists and writers for hundreds of years. From the gentle rolling hills of the northern reach to the grandeur of the southern reach, where the foothills of Helvellyn rise from the shore.
Ullswater Steamers fleet features some historic vessels, including Lady of the Lake, which was launched in 1877 and believed to be one of the oldest working passenger vessels in the world. Also there's Raven, launched in 1889 and pictured above left, plus Lady Wakefield, which was renamed by HRH Princess Alexandra in 2007. Then there's Western Belle and the Lady Dorothy (pictured right), originally a sea-going vessel who joined the Ullswater Steamers' fleet in 2001. More fleet details are here.
Visit the newest pier connecting National Trust Aira Force with the lakeshore path back to Glenridding. Look out for Red Squirrels and Wordsworth’s famous daffodils at Glencoyne Bay.
Walk the new Ullswater Way – this is a new 20 mile long walking route, circumnavigating Ullswater using existing Public Rights of Way and quiet roads. Walk sections and use the steamers or public transport or walk the whole route in one day, the choice is yours.
Events on Ullswater Steamers
The award-winning Ullswater Steamers hosts many special events that combine a cruise on what many regard as the most beautiful of the English lakes with fun and educational activities for all the family. These include Evening Commentary Cruises with an LDNP Ranger, RSPB Cruises identifying the rich variety of bird species and red deer on and around the lake, Teddies Go Free at Easter and the ever popular Cumbrian Fish Supper Cruises.
Then there's Halloween fun for all the family in October in Ghostly Galleon with Stu-di-Doo, a two hour cruise with one of the best entertainers in Cumbria. Plus Festive Tea Cruise Packages with the Inn on the Lake. For full details of events, download Ullswater Steamers 2016 Events Brochure.
Weddings and Celebrations on Ullswater Steamers
Often compared to Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, Ullswater is one of the most spectacular settings to celebrate weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and parties with a photographic backdrop second to none. Ullswater Steamers can recommend a range of caterers and entertainment for the enjoyment of your guests.
Why not contact Ullswater Steamers for ideas on how they can best help you celebrate your special event? It is not just wedding celebrations that can be catered for. Ullswater Steamers' classic vessels and stunning location make it the perfect venue for all occasions. Their heritage vessels are ideal for anniversaries, birthdays and any other special celebrations.
More on Celebrations on Ullswater Steamers here with sample menus
Lake Cruises on "England’s most beautiful lake"
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