Things to do near Newby Bridge

Local attractions

Ullswater 'Steamers'

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is an award-winning, environmentally accredited attraction that is celebrating over 150 years of operating cruises on England’s most beautiful lake. Cruises connect to some of the most famous walking routes, including the Ullswater Way and the famous William Wordsworth daffodils at Glencoyne Bay.

Windermere Lake Cruises

These depart from Lakeside which is a five-minute drive from Newby Bridge Caravan Park. Explore Lake Windermere from the water and also link up with the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway. Evening buffet cruises with music by The New Hall Jazz Band are also available from Bowness Pier during the summer months.


The original 'Gondola', a re-built Victorian steam yacht, was first launched in 1859 and now, completely rebuilt by the National Trust, gives passengers the chance to sail in her sumptuous, upholstered saloons. This is the perfect way to view Coniston's spectacular scenery. Sail to Monk Coniston jetty at the north of the lake, then walk through the Monk Coniston garden on to Tarn Hows.

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway is one of the oldest and longest narrow gauge railways in England. The journey is from Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park, across the estuary, through the hills to the final destination some seven miles up the line to Dalegarth for Boot Station.

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

This railway operates a daily service between Haverthwaite and Lakeside at the southern tip of Lake Windermere. Hard working steam locomotives haul comfortable coaches through the beautiful Leven Valley. At Lakeside, connections are made for Windermere Lake Cruises.

Lakeland Motor Museum

The Lakeland Motor Museum is nestled in the picturesque Leven Valley and is home to a diverse and unique collection of some 30,000 exhibits. The museum traces over 100 years of motoring heritage and also has a gift shop and café in a beautiful riverside setting.

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