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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. Plan to visit Ullswater and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Patterdale attractions using our Patterdale itinerary builder.
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  • We started at Glenridding and ended up at Pooley Bridge, driving that is ! We are saving the ullswater steamer for another day. We were blessed with hot sunny weather of which complemented the stunnin...  more »
  • A great hidden lake, beautiful and peaceful place, great for walking and just relaxing taking in all the beauty  more »
  • What a wonderful breathtaking lake. Fabulous panoramic views, quite and peaceful. Just wanted to stay here for hours and hours it was so tranquil and beautiful. Got to be one of the most beautiful are...  more »