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“Cruise and Walk” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Windermere Lake Cruises

Windermere Lake Cruises
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Winter Day Trip including a Lake Cruise in the Southern Lake District from...
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Owner description: Windermere Lake Cruises is a leading tourist attraction in the heart of the Lake District on England's largest lake. Steamers and Launches sail daily throughout the year with Summer season connections for The Lakeland Motor Museum, Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway,Lake Aquarium, the Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole, Fell Foot Country park, Wray Castle and Ferry House (with connecting sevices for Hilltop and Hawkshead). Combined tickets are available. Windermere Lake Cruises offer more than a ferry service. We hold private charters, lunch cruises, buffet cruises, corporate hospitality, public sailings and group travel. The perfect all-weather attraction.
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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“Cruise and Walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

Great value 'walkers Ticket' excellent day out with brilliant views. Cruise from Bowness on Windermere, lunch in Ambleside, ferry to visit Wray Castle and an easy walk south on the lake side to catch the ferry back. Highly recommended.

Visited August 2012
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WLCcontact, administrator at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review, September 15, 2012
Many thanks for your review - that sounds like a perfect day out!
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“Brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

Great cruise although there wasn't much to do at Lakeland unless you wanted to go to the aquarium or the steam train.

Visited September 2012
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WLCcontact, administrator at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review, September 15, 2012
Thanks for your review. There is the Aquarium & Steam train at Lakeside as you mentioned but also you can also catch a shuttle bus to the Motor Museum at Backbarrow from here. In the summer season, you can catch a little ferry across the lake to the award-winning Fell Foot park, perfect for picnics, paddles & the fabulous adventure playground. In the summer school holidays, the Freerider bus service operates from Lakeside which offers free transport to a number of other attractions & villages in the area (see our website for more info) Or as another reviewer suggested, pick up a copy of our Walks Booklet & set off on one the lovely walks, set out in the book.
I would definitely recommend anyone who isnt familiar to this area or maybe just need some new ideas, have a chat with any of our staff,who will be more than happy to make suggestions of whats on offer.
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“Steam boat down the lake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

We took the steam boat (converted to diesel) down the lake in conjunction with the steam train. It was a great afternoon activity on a rainy day. You can get the steam train and combined boat train ticket from a few of the stops in town. We went from Newby Bridge station and took the train two stops to the lake. Then changed to the boat for a ride down the river, 45 minutes each way. It was very fun and the kids enjoyed it. It was pretty reasonable with a family ticket. In the 45 pound range for two adults and two children.

Visited August 2012
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WLCcontact, administrator at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review, September 15, 2012
Many thanks for your lovely review of our attraction. I'm very pleased you found us fun, your kids enjoyed it & you thought our prices were reasonable. We hope you can visit us again sometime in the future.
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“leisurely Cruise.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

We went on a 3hr cruise which was very enjoyable the scienery was just breath taking. The only down side was the cost we paid £38 for 2 adults.

Visited August 2012
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WLCcontact, administrator at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review, September 15, 2012
Thank you for your review of our attraction. We offer a range of cruises at different lengths of time & prices. The most expensive adult boat ticket we have is the freedom of the lake which is £17.75 but this ticket is valid on all our scheduled sailings for 24 hours, which when used over this period of time, is quite a bargain!
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“Excellent Day Out.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

We went on the 'Yellow Cruise' which is a 40 minute journey from Lakeside to Bowness. You depart at Bowness and can get on any boat at any time to bring you back to Lakeside. This was £10 per adult. We sat at the front of the boat outside and the views were fabulous. The staff onboard the ship commentate at certain points to inform you of points of interest along the way. A lovely day out & Bowness is a great village to visit. Lots of unique little shops and really nice pubs and cafes. The ice cream on the front is a must! The swans are very close but they are very friendly so dont worry about them. Dogs are allowed on the boat & there is really nice indoor seating if the weather takes a turn for the worse. Shop & refreshments on board too. On returning to Lakeside dont forget to look in the gift shops, they have some really lovely little gifts.

Visited September 2012
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WLCcontact, administrator at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review, September 15, 2012
Thank you for this wonderful & informative review!
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