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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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  • August 21, 2017
    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 »
  • August 18, 2017
    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 »
  • August 18, 2017
    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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