Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

Steam train under tunnel Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
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Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

Jump aboard the steam train at Haverthwaite Station. Enjoy views from your carriage up to Lakeside and the southern tip of Lake Windermere. Ride the train to other Lakeside attractions like the Lakes Aquarium!

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway’s history

Originally built in 1847 to carry coal and iron ore to the rest of the North West to power the Industrial Revolution, the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway first began carrying holiday-makers around the turn of the 20th Century before the service was suspended over the Second World War never to restart. The line remained open for freight until finally closing in 1967. However, railway enthusiasts began campaigning almost immediately to preserve the line. After many setbacks, the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway was reopened in May 1973 and has been carrying visitors ever since!

The Lakeside and Haverthwaite ride is around 20 minutes each way, and a total of a 50-minute round trip, giving you enough time to enjoy new parts of the Lake District. The views are absolutely stunning and there are several attractions along the route – not to mention a lovely tea room which serves delicious meals (and cakes) from 9 am to 3 pm. The station is dog-friendly and your furry friends can ride the train at no additional cost but cannot sit on the seats. We definitely recommend making this one of your stops during your visit!

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway Tickets and Fares

Tickets can only be purchased on the day at Haverthwaite or Lakeside train station.

  • Adult Return: £11 
  • Adult Single: £6.50 
  • Child Return: £6.50
  • Child Single £4.50
  • Family Return (2 adults and up to 3 children): £32.00

Please note that on the day, bundle tickets for combined attractions can also be purchased. These tickets include:

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Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway Timetable

The steam train runs every day from the end of March to early November: the earliest train departs from Ambleside at 9.50 am, and the latest arrival is at 5.13 pm at Haverthwaite. Please note that the exact timetable will be changing each year and some departure or arrival times may vary depending on the time of the year.

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How to find Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

015395 31594

Distance from park
14.5 miles (approx. 36 mins)

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