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‘Steamer’ cruise in the Lakes named as “dream activity” for international visitors

Published: 18th December 2013

New research commissioned to find out which ‘only in Britain’ activities people from around the world would like to do on their holidays has highlighted a ‘steamer’ cruise in the Lake District as sixth on the list. That’s according to a new report just issued by national tourism body VisitBritain.

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A Christmas cracker of an offer for visitors to the Lakes

Published: 11th December 2013

Two of Cumbria’s most popular attractions have teamed up to offer visitors an early Christmas present – with big reductions on combined ‘car and cruise’ tickets over the festive period.

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A Christmas cracker of an offer for local residents

Published: 11th December 2013

Two of Cumbria’s most popular visitor attractions are joining together to offer local residents an early Christmas present – with almost 50% off combined ‘car and cruise’ tickets over the festive period.

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Half term family fun: Free bike hire and British Cycling-led guided rides in the Lakes

Published: 16th October 2013
Categories: Cycling Media Release

Mums and dads can keep the kids entertained – and help get fit – with a free Family Cycling Festival at Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre near Ambleside this half term.

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Big Autumn push to attract new international visitors for 2014

Published: 1st October 2013

Windermere Lake Cruises is planning a series of high profile activities this autumn to attract more overseas visitors to Windermere and the surrounding area in 2014.

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Halloween ‘Ghost Ship’ with spooky storyteller

Published: 1st October 2013

Parents can keep the kids enthralled this October half term with some spooky storytelling aboard a very special ‘Ghost Ship’ on Windermere.

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The Queen and The Princess Royal sail on board historic Windermere steamer

Published: 17th July 2013

One of Windermere’s historic steamers has today, Wednesday 17 July, welcomed two very special visitors; Her Majesty The Queen and Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. MV Teal, the largest steamer ever built for the lake, hosted the two Royal guests on a cruise from Bowness-on-Windermere up the lake to Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre. It is the second time The Queen has travelled on board the Teal, having previously sailed from Ambleside to Bowness with The Duke of Edinburgh back in August 1956.

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South Cumbrian businesses come together to provide free summer travel for all

Published: 9th July 2013

A free bus service linking up a range of visitor destinations across South Lakes is back bigger and better than ever before, thanks to support from the GoLakes Travel programme and a unique collaboration of local businesses. The South Lakes FreeRider has proved popular with visitors and residents over the past two years, and this summer will see the route extended to Grange-over-Sands and Grizedale Forest. That means passengers not only have easier access to the coastal village of Grange and the Cartmel Peninsula, but a range of activities at Grizedale Visitor Centre including mountain biking, Go Ape! and walking trails boasting sixty impressive sculptures to discover across the forest.

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New Windermere ‘Bike Boat’ to go daily

Published: 2nd July 2013
Categories: Cycling

A newly launched ‘Bike Boat’ - providing a special ferry service for cyclists across England’s longest lake - will go daily for the school summer holidays. Windermere Lake Cruises has specially adapted a traditional wooden vessel, Sunflower, to carry up to 12 bikes and passengers across the lake and back. Running approximately every 20 minutes, it will act as a ferry service for cyclists travelling between Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre, on the eastern side of the lake and Wray, on Windermere’s tranquil western shore.

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‘Ranger boats’ offer a fresh look at the wonders of Windermere

Published: 17th June 2013

Sit back and enjoy a fresh look at Windermere this summer aboard one of the special ‘Ranger Boats’ setting sail on England’s largest lake. Complete with live commentary from dedicated Lake District National Park Rangers, these three hour sailings aboard the lake’s historic steamers will run in July, August and September and will provide a unique perspective of the lake, its wildlife and its history.

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