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About Ullswater

Ullswater is considered by many to be the lake districts most beautiful lake. It is 7.5 miles of pure beauty, and as you approach it from any direction you will see why. Ullswater has a beautiful backdrop of mountain scenery with sheer rock faces rising up from the lake, surrounded by fields of green and magnificent woodlands refecting variant colors into ullswater's mirroring surface. It is trully an outstanding sight, and one that you will never forget. The lake also has alot to offer the visitor, with many old villages and hamlets around it's shores, showing all aspects of lakeland life from past to present. Aswell as the stunning scenery and endless beautiful trails and walks, you will find that ullswater offers an excellent array of restaurants, craft shops, accommodation and much more to make your visit a warm and pleasurable one. The lake itself offers many of the water activities of Windermere, such as boating and sailing, and ferry tours up and down the lake but the spectacular scenery is what makes it stand out as alot of peoples favourite lake of the English lakelands.

Recommended towns & villages near Ullswater

A picture of Threlkeld

Threlkeld (12 Pictures) in the county of Cumbria

(8.2 miles, 13.2 km, direction NW of Ullswater)

This is a magical area of sparking lakes, tumbling waterfalls, high peaks and vast moorland regions...

From Castlerigg farm campsite, looking towards cat bells. Lake District

Castlerigg (10 Pictures) in the county of Cumbria

(9.8 miles, 15.7 km, direction W of Ullswater)

Castlerigg is a favoured destination for tourists, it is easily accessible from the market town of Keswick and is within easy reach of the snaking waters of the pretty River Greta, picturesque becks and fells...


Grasmere (402 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria

(10.2 miles, 16.5 km, direction SW of Ullswater)

This tiny stone village is beautifully set between the tranquil waters of Grasmere Lake and the jagged heights of Helm Crag and Nab Scar..

The Lake at Keswick

Keswick (465 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Cumbria

(10.5 miles, 16.9 km, direction W of Ullswater)

Keswick is a pretty Market Town that nestles between the spectacular Skiddaw Mountains and the northern end of the serene Derwentwater Lake within the Lake District National Park.....

Tiny Village

Watendlath (28 Pictures) in the county of Cumbria

(10.6 miles, 17.0 km, direction W of Ullswater)

A place of great beauty, Watendlath's dramatic landscape inspired writer Sir Hugh Walpole to choose it as the setting for his Rogue Herries series...

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Haweswater from Rigging dale ridge, Lake District

Haweswater (7 Pictures)

(4.6 miles, 7.4 km, direction SE)


Dalemain House & Gardens, Penrith, Cumbria

Dalemain House & Gardens (19 Pictures)

(4.9 miles, 7.9 km, direction N)


Brothers Water from Kirkstone Pass, English Lakes. September 2006. Cannon Powershot 400

Brothers Water (10 Pictures)

(5.1 miles, 8.2 km, direction SW)

Dorothy Wordsworth (c.1771-1855, diarist, poet, sister of William ) referred to it as "..the glittering lively lake..". The.....

Lowther Castle with Norman Lowther from Manassas, VA - a direct descendant of Sir Richard Lowther.

Lowther Castle (17 Pictures)

(5.7 miles, 9.2 km, direction NE)


Shap Abbey, near the village of Shap in Cumbria, taken in 1963

Shap Abbey (1 Pictures)

(7.2 miles, 11.6 km, direction SE)


Penrith Castle in Penrith, Lake District at daybreak

Penrith Castle (13 Pictures)

(7.3 miles, 11.8 km, direction NE)


A picture of Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum (2 Pictures)

(7.7 miles, 12.4 km, direction W)


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