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Two historic attractions linked by a cruise on a heritage vessel

Two historic attractions linked by a cruise on a heritage vessel

Lakeland Heritage

Two historic attractions linked by a cruise on a heritage vessel

Lakeland Heritage Package Includes:

  • A single Yellow Cruise on Windermere from Lakeside and Bowness (40 minutes in duration) or vice versa. Return journeys or full lake cruises are also available.
  • A visit to the enchanting historic house of Blackwell near Bowness Pier – famous for its Arts & Crafts interior design and furniture.
  • A visit to Lakeland Motor Museum – a fascinating display of over 30,000 cars, motorbikes, bicycles and automobilia plus an insight into historic Lakeland industries.
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3-4 hours
20 - 50 passengers
Available all year (except January)

Prices (Valid until 6 April 2019)

Prices for this group package (20+ people) are as follows:

Adult£16.40 each
Child£9.84 each

How to book

  • One call books it all!
  • Book your group of 20 or more at all three attractions by calling us on 015394 43360.

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About Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

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Enjoy a lovingly crafted day out at one of the most enchanting historic houses in the Lake District. All visitors are invited to relax and immerse themselves in all the beauty and craftsmanship of Blackwell. Explore the fine architecture and interior design, sit and soak up the atmosphere in Blackwell’s fireplace inglenooks, which have fine examples of tiles by Arts & Crafts designer William de Morgan. The inviting window seats offer stunning views of the surrounding Lake District scenery. All groups can appreciate the house as it was originally intended, without roped-off areas.

About Lakeland Motor Museum


Explore the fascinating Lakeland Motor Museum collection of over 30,000 exhibits that trace the development of road transport throughout the twentieth century - cycles, motorbikes, motor cars and automobilia. Housed in a converted mill in the heart of the Lake District is much more than just a motor museum, with local history and period shopping displays, authentic recreations and a picturesque riverside café.

About your cruise on Windermere


Let your group relax and unwind aboard a historic 'steamer' as it takes you from Bowness Pier (5 minutes drive from Blackwell) to Lakeside Pier (5 minutes drive from Lakeland Motor Museum). Our 'steamer' ships are famous Lakeland cruise vessels that have operating on England's largest lake since the 1930s, (1891 if you are lucky enough to travel on MV Tern). The 40-minute journey between Lakeside and Bowness takes in stunning Lakeland views including grand historic houses and sights such as Belle Isle 'pepperpot' house, Storrs Hall and Temple plus the victorian Claife Viewing Station. A small commentary is available on board.

Planning your trip

Useful information for group leaders and coach drivers

Getting around

  • Groups should provide their own coach travel between Bowness Pier and Blackwell (the journey takes about 5 minutes). Your group could walk, but the small roads around Bowness are not ideal for walking. Google Directions
  • Groups should also provide their own coach travel between Lakeside Pier and Lakeland Motor Museum (the journey takes about 7 minutes). Google Directions

Coach Drivers

For great incentives and useful information for tour operators and drivers call 015394 43360. Windermere Lake Cruises has ample parking for coaches at both Lakeside and Bowness piers. View our interactive map with information about parking, piers and their location around the lake.

On-Board Cruise Facilities

Toilets are available on all of our ‘Steamers’ and modern launches (check for disabled access). Many of our Vessels have licensed bars and/or tea bars. So whilst enjoying the marvellous panoramic views, why not treat yourself to a tipple of your choice, or how about a warming soup to prepare you for your journey home?

Facilities for Wheelchair Users

Wheelchair users are strongly advised to call and confirm which vessel is operating which service. Our ‘Steamers’ are suitable for wheelchair users but onboard toilet facilities can only be reached by means of stairs. However there are adapted toilets at Lakeside, Bowness and Ambleside, and ‘Radar’ facilities close to Ambleside and Bowness Piers. The Main saloons are wheelchair accessible on the Teal and the Swan but not on the Tern (although there is ample covered accommodation).

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