Self-catering with 2 units, £335-£632 pupw sleeps 2-5
Bed & Breakfast with 5 rooms, £45-£48 pppnb, £100-£110 prpnb
Bed & Breakfast with 7 rooms, £40-£65 pppn
Bed & Breakfast with 4 rooms, £40-£50 pppnb
Self-catering with 11 units, £264-£675 pupw sleeps 2-6
Self-catering with 1 unit, £750-£1450 pupw sleeps 2-6
Self-catering with 2 units, £0-£8400 pupw sleeps 1-12
Guest House with 7 rooms, £46-£140 prpnb
Hotel with 25 rooms, £85-£149 prpnb
Hotel with 41 rooms, £65-£315 pppnb
Self-catering with 1 unit, £365-£695 pupw sleeps 1-2
Self-catering with 1 unit, £495-£995 pupw sleeps 2-6
Hotel with 47 rooms, £75-£95 pppnb
Farmhouse with 2 rooms, £45-£50 pppnb
Self-catering with 1 unit, £500-£850 pupw sleeps 4
Bed & Breakfast with 6 rooms, £200-£300 prpnb
Self-catering with 1 unit, £315-£516 pupw sleeps 1-6
Chalet with 1 unit, £740-£750 pupw sleeps 1-5
Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £79-£75900 prpnb
Self-catering with 3 units, £320-£44000 pupw sleeps 1-5
Guest House with 6 rooms, £30-£49 pppnb
Hotel with 57 rooms, £35-£60 pppnb
Hotel with 40 rooms, £160-£355 prpnb
Self-catering with 5 units, £250-£2860 pupw sleeps 1-17
There are a variety of events taking place in and around the Ullswater area. From shows and fairs to outdoor cinema events, check out what is on during your visit and browse the events of most interest to you.
On nearby Swarth Fell there is a circle of 65 stones of which only one remains upright today. Several routes across the fells converge at this point, suggesting that this spur of high ground between Ullswater and Heltondale has been used as a trade route and settlement site from time immemorial.
The Romans also commandeered this high ground to link their two forts at Brougham (Brocavum) and Ambleside (Galava) by a paved road known as High Street.
Ancient British settlements have been found in Bannerdale and Deepdale and near Glencoyne Farm and Hartsop Hall. A fort sits atop Dunmallard Hill at the northern end of Ullswater providing unrivalled views down the lake. Another hill fort lies 2 miles (3.2 km) west at Maiden Castle. This long-standing history of occupation implies that food supplies must have been plentiful. Fish would be taken from the lake, and wild boar and deer hunted in the extensive woodlands.
During the early 19th century William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy, often came to stay in Ullswater. In April 1802, Wordsworth was inspired to write his famous ode after seeing a profusion of daffodils at Gowbarrow Park.
However, a few decades later, the tranquil beauty of the area was to change with industrial exploitation of the Greenside Lead Mine at Glenridding which operated for over 140 years and was one of the most profitable mining ventures in the north of England. More than 3 million tons of ore were extracted from this exceptionally rich lead vein before mining ceased in 1962. Huge spoil heaps overshadow a complex of mine buildings whilst, further down the valley, gaunt rows of slate terraced houses provided accommodation for miners who came from all over the country.
Ullswater ‘Steamers' began operating in 1859, initially to bring food and provisions for the miners at Glenridding, but the service quickly became popular with tourists.