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Ullswater is a great place to base yourself while you are exploring Cumbria as some of the city’s most popular attractions are close. Two destinations that should be at the top of every visitor’s to-do list is the wonderful Gowbarrow Fall and the iconic Aira Force. Two more worthwhile attractions within a short distance of Ullswater are Ullswater and Dalemain.
Do make the effort to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make the area such a great vacation choice. In particular, you should make sure you check out the Cumberland Pencil Museum in Keswick. Enjoy the fascinating displays at the Keswick Musem and Art Gallery in Keswick.
Some of Cumbria's best-loved attractions are within driving distance of Ullswater, including the Castlerigg Stone Circle in Keswick, Rheged in Penrith and Derwent Water. See some places of worship such as Crosthwaite Church in Keswick. Admire the beautiful craftsmanship and get a deeper understanding of the religious history of the area. Relive Cumbria’s colorful past at the Lowther Castle and Gardens in Penrith.
When it’s time to rest up after a day spent exploring the charms of Ullswater, check in to one of the many local short and long stay accommodation options. The North Lakes Hotel And Spa, Penrith, the Regent by the Lake Hotel, Ambleside and the Best Western Ambleside Salutation are just some of the best places to stay while you are enjoying this special area.
Situated in Martindale, this luxury vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Dalemain, Mayburgh Henge, and Rheged. Lowther Castle and Gardens and Brougham Hall are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Located in Bowness-on-Windermere, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Old Laundry Theatre and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Hill Top. World of Beatrix Potter and Lake District National Park are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Situated on a lake, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre and within 3 mi (5 km) of Townend and Armitt Museum and Gallery. Lake District National Park is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) away.
Situated in Penrith, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Penrith Castle, St Andrew's Church, and Penrith & Eden Museum. Rheged and Mayburgh Henge are also within 2 mi (3 km).
This romantic Lake District guesthouse is set on a hilltop overlooking Lake Windermere, with numerous walking trails and historic homes nearby. Lake District National Park is 3 km (1.8 mi) away.
Situated in Kendal, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Kendal Museum and The Quaker Tapestry Museum & Exhibition. Brewery Arts Centre and Kendal Castle are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Pooley Bridge, this inn is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Dalemain and within 6 mi (10 km) of Rheged and Mayburgh Henge. Lowther Castle and Gardens and Brougham Hall are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in Bowness-on-Windermere, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of World of Beatrix Potter and Old Laundry Theatre. Lake District National Park and Windermere Golf Club are also within 2 mi (3 km).