Boats, Trains & Automobiles

Looking for things to do with the family in Cumbria? Look no further & visit these Lake District hotspots:

Coniston Launch, Coniston – offers a variety of boat cruises on beautiful Coniston Water allowing visitors to discover the valley’s links with artist, writer and thinker John Ruskin, children’s author Arthur Ransome Swallows and Amazons fame and speed king Donald Campbell Coniston Launch

Keswick Launch Company, Derwentwater – offers a variety of boat cruises on beautiful Derwent Water allowing visitors to discover the cascades at the beautiful Lodore Falls, the Borrowdale Valley’s industrial past and Portinscale’s influence on children’s author Beatrix Potter, who wrote The Tale of Mrs Tiggywinkle, The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin and The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, whilst holidaying nearby at Portinscale Keswick Launch

Lakeland Motor Museum, Haverthwaite – is a fascinating collection of over 30,000 artefacts charting the development of automotive transport throughouth the 20th century including cycles, motorbikes, cars and automobiliaLakeland Motor Museum

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, Haverthwaite – is the perfect opportunity to reminisce and recapture the days of steam and enjoy stunning views as you journey from Haverthwaite alongside the River Leven, to the southern end of Windermere at Lakeside Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, Ravenglass – this historic 15’’ narrow gauge railway carries passengers 7 miles from the beautiful former Roman port of Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park, to Dalegarth close to the foot of England’s highest mountain Scafell Pike and the daunting Hardknott Pass with its beautifully placed Roman fort Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

South Tynedale Railway, Alston – is one of the most scenic railways in the region, located in the stunning South Tyne valley part of the North Pennines Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Travel from Alston station to Kirkhaugh, Lintley Halt and back on one of our trains hauled by vintage steam or diesel locomotives through lovely Pennine scenery South Tynedale Railway

Steam Yacht Gondola, Coniston – experience the elegance and style of the Victorian era in this unique steam-powered yacht, glide across the serene waters of Coniston, one of England’s most beautiful Lakes Steam Yacht Gondola

Ullswater Steamers, Ullswater – The ‘Steamers’ operate an all year service on the Lake District’s second largest lake and arguably its most beautiful, with expansive vistas of some of the region’s highest mountains, including the looming bulk of Helvellyn at 3,117ft. The service offers connections between Glenridding, Howtown, Pooley Bridge Piers and between Glenridding and National Trust Aira Force Pier Ullswater Steamers

Windermere Lake Cruises, Windermere – explore the beauty of England’s longest lake in the heart of the Lake District, take in magnificent scenery as you glide past secluded bays and picturesque islands. With connections between Lakeside, Fellfoot, Bowness, Brockhole, Ambleside, Wray Castle, Bark Barn and Ferry House Windermere Lake Cruises