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Local residents get great discounts on our cruises and entry to the Lakeland Motor Museum

Local residents get great discounts on our cruises and entry to the Lakeland Motor Museum

Local Residents' Card

A great card for locals living in Cumbria and north Lancashire

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COVID-19 Update - May 2021


We're sorry, but due to the restricted social-distanced seating and limited cruise availability due to COVID-19 our Local Resident Discount Cards can't be used at the moment. Instead, we are offering a limited offer for 50% discount for card-holders on weekdays up until Monday 17 May (inclusive). See details below.

Returning to a normal service

Please keep checking back, as we hope to re-introduce the scheme soon allowing you discounts on all of our cruises, all year round.


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Special Re-Opening Offer

As a way to say thanks for your patience we’re offering all card holders 50% off travel with us every weekday (Mon/Tue/We/Thu/Fri) up until Monday 17 May (inclusive).

This includes our:

⛴️ Red route (Bowness ↔ Ambleside Waterhead)
⛴️ Yellow route (Bowness ↔ Lakeside)
⛴️ Full lake ticket (Ambleside Waterhead ↔ Bowness ↔ Lakeside)
⛴️ Yellow & steam train ticket (Bowness ↔ Lakeside ↔ Haverthwaite Station).

With The Lake District a bit quieter at the moment, it’s a great opportunity to relax and re-discover your local area.

💳 No card, but living in an LA/CA Postcode?
Complete our application form and send it in.

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A couple arrive at Brockhole Pier on the Red Cruise

How the card works (for when we re-start in full)

If you love Windermere and live locally, you can enjoy great discounts on both Windermere Lake Cruises services and entry to the Lakeland Motor Museum with a Local Residents Discount Card.

  • The Local Residents Discount Card is completely free of charge
  • Card holders can enjoy 50% off at both attractions between October 1 and May 1; and 20% off at all other times*
  • Anyone who lives in Cumbria and the Lancaster City Council district (includes Morecambe) with postcodes starting with LA or CA can apply
  • Lancaster University and University of Cumbria students are also eligible - just bring your students union card with you

*Offer applies to all scheduled sailings (does not include Summer Evening Buffet Cruises or other special events)

A couple and a superimposed card on Windermere

Getting a card is easy:

  • Online - simply fill the form below & bring proof that you live in a LA or CA postcode, like a recent utility bill, when you first use the card.
  • In the post - Complete the registration form and send it to us with a stamped self-addressed envelope and a photocopy of a recent bill showing your address.
  • In person - You can apply for a residents card at any of our ticket offices. Simply bring proof that you live in a LA or CA postcode, like a recent utility bill.

Your card can be used when purchasing tickets at any of our ticket offices at Bowness, Ambleside (Waterhead) and Lakeside Piers or at the Lakeland Motor Museum. Apologies, but at present we do not have systems in place to allow the card to be used when booking tickets online.

This card can also be used to get 30% discount off any adult or child ticket at Lakes Aquarium.

Our full terms and conditions are on our application form.

If you’ve lost your card – or even had it stolen, we’ll replace it free of charge at our ticket offices when you provide proof of local residency.

(Please note, processing your card will be quicker for our ticket office staff during quieter times of day and when passengers are not queuing to board one of our vessels)


A couple enjoy a cruise on MV Tern

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