Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
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Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

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The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, located in the scenic Leven Valley at the southern end of Windermere.  

The railway runs for 3.5 miles from Haverthwaite Station, along the banks of the River Leven, to Lakeside Station where passangers can alight and board one of the 'steamer' services cruising to Bowness and Ambleside or visit the Lakes Aquarium.

  • Location The Lakes
  • Date range March - October

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Hotels in Windermere

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa 4 Stars

Our Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa is one of the finest 4-star hotels the Lake District. Set on the shores of Lake Windermere - England’s largest lake - our hotel offers the best of breathtaking scenery and fine facilities. From unrivalled views over our mature lawns, to private jetties and moorings on the lake - our hotel proves a popular choice for family holidays, business and weddings.

  • Traditional country house charm
  • Majestic views of Lake Windermere
  • Extensive private gardens
  • 106 luxurious bedrooms
  • Spa & Vital Health centre
  • Meeting and conference facilities
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Valet parking (£20 per night)

from £155.00 per room per stay

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Hotel in Grasmere

Macdonald Swan Hotel 3 Stars

Built in 1650, the Macdonald Swan Hotel is perfectly placed for exploring the Lake District National Park. Afterwards, relax with a delicious meal or enjoy the atmosphere of the Walkers’ Bar, before retiring to a traditionally-furnished, comfortable room.

  • Cosy and inviting, with blazing log fires in winter
  • Set in the heart of the Lake District National Park
  • Relaxing rural location ideal for Lake District Activities
  • Close to M6 motorway
  • 37 en-suite bedrooms
  • Free onsite parking
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Sheltered private garden with views of Helm Crag
  • Waggoner’s Restaurant

from £105.00 per room per stay

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