Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

Price guide: Mid-range

Haverthwaite Station, Ulverston , Cumbria, LA12 8AL

Price guide: Mid-range

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#2 of 5
expert-rated things to do in Windermere
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Families with younger children, Mature travellers, History

Best for Romance - Expert review of Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

One of the most popular vintage steam railways in northern Britain.

For a little piece of history, this 19th-century, standard-gauge railway is full of the romance of the steam era.

The lost-in-time carriages huff and puff their way along tracks from Lakeside to Haverthwaite via Newby Bridge and back, journeys timed to perfection to coincide with timetable for Windermere Lake Cruises.

Combine a train ride with a lake cruise or a visit to one of the nearby attractions.

Price advice: 

Standard adult return £6.20; rail and lake cruise to Bowness adult return £14.50; rail and attraction combination adult return £11.95.

Expert tips: 
Pick up one of the good-value combination tickets, such as rail + Lakeland Motor Museum.
It's worth knowing that under fives travel free.
Diesel weekends and Santa Specials book up fast and have individual prices – book ahead.

More information on Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway:

Price guide:
Haverthwaite Station, Ulverston , Cumbria, LA12 8AL
+44 1539 531594
Months open:
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Opening times:
Up to six daily departures from April to October, plus special services in low season.
Free tags / Keywords:
Heritage rail

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