Lakes Aquarium is situated at Lakeside, a stunning lake side location at the southern tip of Windermere.
The aquarium is home to one of the largest collections of UK freshwater fish, discover Pike, Sturgeon, Perch and Carp. You will also find a range of UK marine fish as can be found in the local Morecambe Bay including Rays, British sharks and more.
Plus there are a range of creatures from further afield such as Asian Short clawed otters, reptiles, Piranhas, Seahorses, Clownfish and much more...
Walk through our incredible underwater tunnel, home to the breath taking diving ducks!
Make time to enjoy the stunning panoramic views of Lake Windermere from Oscar's or 1872 cafe which serves a mouth watering menu.
Or visit 1872 for a shopping experience alongside the station and pier. Both Oscars and 1872 proudly brew Starbucks coffee, so experience a brew with the best view.
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There are regular sailings to the Aquarium on board the Windermere Lake Cruise from Bowness and Ambleside, and via steam train on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, Easter-October.
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|Season (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:30|
|Bank Holiday||10:00||- 17:30|
* Last admission 1 hour prior to closing. Open daily from 10am. Closed Christmas Day.
Adult £8.95, Senior £7.95, children 3 to 15yrs, £6.50. Under 3 yrs free of charge.
Family tickets available: Family (3) £20.95, Family (4) £23.95, Family (5) £28.95
Please phone for group information. All prices are subject to change without prior notice.
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By Bike: Back roads to the north and west of Lakeside, whilst rather hilly, offer access for cyclists to Lakeside avoiding major roads. Electric bikes are available to hire from the nearby Lakeside Hotel. On Foot: Between Lakeside and Newby Bridge there is a pretty, permissive footpath through the woods wich is predominantly off the road. By Car: Leave M6 at jct 36 take A590 to Newby Bridge.Take first right after the roundabout towards Hawkshead. Follow the fish symbols to Lakeside.
By Steam Train: Alternatively arrive from Hatherthwaite via the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway. Saver tickets are available, offering discounts on entry to the Aquarium in combination with a ride on a steam train. By Boat: Lakes Aquarium is right next to the southern 'port' of Windermere Lake Cruises, with links by boat to Bowness, Ambleside, Brockhole, Fell Foot and other waterside attractions. Take a ride across the Lake then go and see what is in it! Promotional tickets are available offering discounts on combined entry to the Aquarium with a Lake Cruise By Bus: Newby Bridge, a 20 minute walk from the Aquarium, has a good bus service from Kendal/Barrow (X35), and a link from Windermere (618). A shuttle service also operates to and from the Lakeland Motor Museum in Backbarrow. Over Summer the X32 South Lakes Freerider operates a free service taking in Lakeside, Cartmel, Rusland pool Haverthwaite and Grange-over-Sands.
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