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A Steaming Day Train and Boat

By Paul Fry, 14 February 2012 – 0 comment

If you are looking for a great family days sightseeing in rain or shine then this is an awesoime day out. 

Travel to Ambleside and park at waterhead car park and take a Windermere Lake Steamer from Waterhead Pier to Brockhole and visit the Nation Park Visitors Centre.

Taking to the Steamer again you can sail to Bowness and onto Lakeside travelling over the deep parts of of the Lake at 64m. 

At Lakeside you can join the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway for s steam train ride to Haverthwaite. Returning to Lakeside for a visit to the only Aquarium in the Lakes.

At Haverthwaite you can also visit the Lakeland Motor Museum, just a twenty minute walk along the River Leven, takes you to one of the newest Museums in the Lakes.

Over 30,000 exhibits including cars, motorcycles, and associated parifinalia.  There is a Cambell Bluebird Exhibition and a display of Isle of Man TT bikes.

Before retuning on the 10 mile steamer trip back to Ambleside, stopping off in Bowness on the way back for a beer or some shopping.

 

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