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Ullswater, Lake District

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Go swimming, sailing, or fishing at the most beautiful of the English lakes, Ullswater. Take a ride on the Ullswater steamer and enjoy the views of the scenery and the lake, hike across the beaches and the surrounding woods, or gaze upon the mountains that form a magnificent landscape. The area near the lake abounds with hotels, motels, and other accommodations, with many villages and towns surrounding the coastline. The lake came to fame as the setting of William Wordsworth’s renowned "Daffodils" poem. Using our online itinerary creator, Watermillock attractions like Ullswater can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • One of the advantages of Ullswater is the fact that it isn't on the Wndermere/Ambleside/Grasmere/Keswick route so it avoids many of the crowds. It's certainly accessible from Windermere via the Kirkst...  more »
  • Great walk around the lake especially when the sun shines. Put your dog on an extendable lead and let him/her paddle in the lake.  more »
  • Two carloads of us got there at 11am, pulled into the Pooley Bridge carpark, wandered down to the shore & hired 2 motor boats with no waiting then cruised about on the lake in the sunshine for an hour...  more »
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  • Beautiful lake. More beautiful scenery than Windermere and less busy. Worth taking the ferry half way up and walking back.
  • Love this area of the lakes, much quieter than some of the other lakes and the views are fantastic. Lots of really good camping sites with some of them right by the lake side. Would definitely recommend this place, especially when the sun is out!
  • Beautiful area with a boat service you can use to get around, or if you are keen there is the Ullswater way; a link up of footpaths that circumnavigate the entire water.
  • Spectacular and dramatic scenery. One of the most beautiful places in England. Boat cruises traverse the lake. You can hire rowing or motor boats. Fantastic walk from Patterdale to Howtown - much recommended (see pictures)
  • Great place for walking. You can take the boat from Pooley Bridge and get dropped of at Glenridding. Lovely walk.

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