In and Around Ullswater & Glenridding …

Ullswater and Glenridding are still the #placetobe and there’s plenty of things to see and do this weekend. Come join us and enjoy this truly remarkable landscape. To find out more visit: and book yourself a break away.

What’s on:

Flower Weekend in Glenridding – Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th March
After a winter of relentless storms the people of Glenridding are bringing colour back to the village before the Easter Holidays start and your welcome to join in!

After asking local suppliers to give flowers and planters mass planting will take place over the weekend, and chance to get your hands dirty and make your mark in the stunning Lake District.

Marmalade Maddness at Ullswater Steamers – Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th March
Visitors will receive free travel on the 9.45 sailings when you bring a full jar of marmalade! You will also enjoy complimentary toast on-board. Plus, you will be given an entry offer voucher for the Festival Weekend at Dalemain Historic Mansion & Gardens.

All marmalade that is given to us over the 19th and 20th March is donated to the Salvation Army. All dogs welcome on board any of our sailings. This event is free and does not need to be booked in advance.


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Where to stay:

Glenridding House
This iconic building on the shores of Lake Ullswater is open for a unique boutique B&B experience. Every room has quality fittings, four poster beds, oak floors, period furniture, marble and slate wet rooms, and unrivalled stunning views across the lake.

Inn on the Lake
The four star Inn on the Lake enjoys one of the most spectacular settings in the Lake District in 15 acres of grounds with lawns sweeping to the shores of Lake Ullswater.

There are 47 en-suite guest rooms, all thoughtfully designed with most rooms having breath taking view, some looking towards the magnificent Helvellyn Mountain Range.

With an excellent dining experience, the exciting menus use fresh, local ingredients in the Lake View Restaurant, or for a less formal dining The Ramblers Bar, situated within the hotels grounds, offers the option to enjoy a pint of real ale.

Getting around:

Travel the eco-friendly way in one of the ten quirky, electric Renault ‘Twizys’.
The Twizys will now be available for anyone to hire from a variety of visitor attractions and accommodation providers, as part of a partnership between the ‘See More’ sustainable travel programme and the national car sharing company Co-wheels Car Club. With no engines, exhausts or fuel systems, they can be driven at the push of a button and will allow visitors who arrive either without a car or in larger vehicles to explore the nooks and crannies of the Lake District in a silent, eco-friendly way.
Find a Twizy at:
The Quiet Site, Watermillock x 2 vehicles (Sethera and Lethera)
Hillcroft Park, Pooley Bridge (Hovera)
Waterfoot Park, Pooley Bridge (Dovera)
Wayfarers Independent Hostel, Penrith (Dec)
Or travel parking-free on the 508 Stagecoach bus, a route between Penrith and Patterdale via Pooley Bridge or the X4/X5 Penrith – Keswick via Rheged Centre
For more info about traveling between Penrith and Ullswater visit:


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