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Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

Sit in the front compartment and learn to operate this steam train, while capturing photos of the delightful Lake District scenery.

The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway is a majestic old-fashioned steam train line offering spectacular countryside views in the Lake District. The train runs from Haverthwaite Station to the southern tip of Lake Windermere. Combine a serene and picturesque train journey with a cruise on the immense lake. 

Join the crew in the front compartment of one of the steam engines for a closer look at the inner workings. The railway company also offers the opportunity to become a locomotive operator for the day with friends. Learn about signal, guard and drive duties and get a photo of yourself as a driver. Earn a certificate and a guidebook to commemorate your maiden voyage as a locomotive operator. 

Enjoy a home-cooked meal at the Haverthwaite Station Restaurant. Stay for traditional afternoon tea, which includes a range of cakes and freshly baked fruit scones. Climb aboard a Windermere Steamer to one of the quaint towns dotted around the shores of the lake, including Bowness and Ambleside.  

Note that the railway line dates back to the 1850s, when it was known as the Furness Railway. It played a role in the region’s Industrial Revolution, transporting coal and iron ore from the mines of northern England. The railway closed in 1965, before its grand reopening eight years later. 

The railway season runs from the start of April until the end of October. Trains leave several times per day from morning until afternoon. Buy tickets at the station or book online. Toddlers can travel for free. 

Find the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway a little southwest of Lake Windermere in the southern part of Lake District National Park. It is a 10-minute drive northeast from the town of Ulverston, which is 6 miles (10 kilometers) away. Go to nearby sights, such as the Lakes Aquarium, Playdale Playgrounds and Lakeland Motor Museum.


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Grimbles Cottage, Backbarrow
Grimbles Cottage, Backbarrow

Grimbles Cottage, Backbarrow

     
    0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated by the ocean, this cottage is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Lakeland Motor Museum and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Lake Windermere. Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway and Fell Foot Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Grimbles Cottage
    Grimbles Cottage

    Grimbles Cottage

    3 Abbots Vue Backbarrow, Ulverston, England
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Ulverston, this cottage is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway and Lakeland Motor Museum. Fell Foot Park and Lakes Aqaurium are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      Ling Fell Cottage, Backbarrow
      Ling Fell Cottage, Backbarrow

      Ling Fell Cottage, Backbarrow

      Ling Fell, Brow Edge Road, Ulverston, ENG
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Ulverston, this cottage is within a 15-minute walk of Lakeland Motor Museum and Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. Fell Foot Park and Lakes Aqaurium are also within 3 miles (5 km).

        Ling Fell Cottage
        Ling Fell Cottage

        Ling Fell Cottage

        Ling Fell Brow Edge Road Backbarrow, Ulverston, England
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Ulverston, this cottage is within a 15-minute walk of Lakeland Motor Museum and Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. Fell Foot Park and Lakes Aqaurium are also within 3 miles (5 km).

          Hill Crest Country Guest House
          Hill Crest Country Guest House

          Hill Crest Country Guest House

          Brow Edge Road, Ulverston, England
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Ulverston, this luxury bed & breakfast is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Lakeland Motor Museum and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. Lake Windermere and Fell Foot Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).

            Bishop Fell, Backbarrow
            Bishop Fell, Backbarrow

            Bishop Fell, Backbarrow

            Brow Edge Road, Backbarrow, Ulverston, ENG
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated on the riverfront, this historic cottage is within a 15-minute walk of Lakeland Motor Museum and Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. Fell Foot Park and Lakes Aqaurium are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              Bens Row Cottage, Backbarrow
              Bens Row Cottage, Backbarrow

              Bens Row Cottage, Backbarrow

              2 Bens Row, Ulverston, ENG
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated on the riverfront, this cottage is within a 15-minute walk of Lakeland Motor Museum and Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. Lakes Aqaurium and Lakeside Windermere Ferry Landing are also within 3 miles (5 km).

                Bens Row Cottage
                Bens Row Cottage

                Bens Row Cottage

                2 Bens Row Backbarrow, Ulverston, England
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Ulverston, this cottage is within a 15-minute walk of Lakeland Motor Museum and Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. Lakes Aqaurium and Fell Foot Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).