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Facilities

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Welcome to Ullswater ‘Steamers’. To help you plan your trip, please find below a guide to facilities at the Pier Houses and onboard. There are four piers -  Pooley Bridge, Glenridding, Howtown and Aira Force. Facilities are located at main Pier Houses Glenridding and Pooley Bridge and within National Trust attraction Aira Force.

Facilities Onboard

  • Fully licensed bars onboard all vessels.
  • Indoor saloons and outside open/covered deck space onboard.
  • Selection of speciality teas, coffees and light refreshments onboard all vessels.
  • Toilets onboard all vessels.
  • Accessible toilets onboard Lady Wakefield. Please view our full access statement here.
  • Bikes are permitted onboard except Lady Dorothy, small charge applies and subject to deck space available.
  • Dogs are welcome onboard, small charge applies

At The Piers

  • Fully licensed bars onboard all vessels and Glenridding Pier House.
  • Selection of speciality teas, coffees and light refreshments at Pooley Bridge and Glenridding Pier House.
  • Landscape and 'Things to do' interpretation panels at the main piers.
  • Bike racks outside main piers at Pooley Bridge and Glenridding.
  • Free Wi-Fi at Glenridding and Pooley Bridge Pier Houses.
  • Commentary app to download
  • There is a public slipway by Glenridding Pier House.
  • Outdoor picnic areas at Pooley Bridge, Glenridding and Aira Force.
  • Indoor seating areas at Pooley Bridge, Glenridding and Aira Force.
  • Gift shops at the main pier houses and Ullswater ‘Steamers’ extended gift shop in Pooley Bridge village opposite the Fish Cross monument in the village square.
  • Piers are within easy walking distance to the villages of Glenridding, Pooley Bridge and National Trust Aira Force attraction. There is a National Trust tearoom at the Aira Force attraction.
  • Accessible toilets at main pier houses and onboard Lady Wakefield. Please view our full access statement here.
  • There are no facilities at Howtown or Aira Force Pier. Facilities at Aira Force are a five minute walk from the pier at National Trust Aira Force attraction.

Transport & Parking

  • Electric car charge point at Glenridding.
  • Public bus stops at Glenridding, Pooley Bridge and Aira Force. Nearest mainline train station is Penrith, approximately six miles from Pooley Bridge.
  • Pay and display parking at Glenridding, Pooley Bridge and Aira Force. There are limited disabled bays at Glenridding and Aira Force. There is a drop off point outside Pooley Bridge Pier House. Parking is in the village approx 400m away (five minutes). There is no parking at Howtown.

Facilities for Pets

  • Dog waterbowls outside main pier houses at Pooley Bridge and Glenridding. Dogs are welcome throughout, small charge applies.