Take a leisurely and scenic cruise on the Lakes

Lake District, Cumbria

The Lake District is one of the country’s most famous beauty spots, and where better to take it all in that from the lakes themselves?

The Lake Cruises are a must-do experience when visiting this part of northwestern England, and have been enjoyed by visitors for over 100 years. Many of the boats are historic and steam powered, adding to the nostalgia and sense of adventure.  Choose from one of four Lake Cruises, on Windermere, Ullswater, Coniston Water and Derwentwater. 

Windermere is the longest of the lakes, and the better known. Ullswater is the second largest, and bends and twists its way through spectacular panoramas against a backdrop of mountain scenery on one side and a gently curving shoreline of green fields and woodlands on the other. Coniston Water is the third largest, and its Peel Island was featured in Arthur Ransome's famous children’s book, Swallows and Amazons. Finally, Derwentwater is the widest of the lakes in Cumbria, bordered by walking trails.

Windermere is 3 hours from London by train.

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Historic steamer MV Teal on WindermereHistoric steamer MV Teal on Windermere © Chris Truswell
Ullswater 'Steamers' vesselUllswater 'Steamers' vessel © Cumbria Tourism
Coniston WaterConiston Water © Cumbria Tourism

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