Lakeside, which stands three quarters of a mile from Newby Bridge and five miles from Bowness , is situated on Windermere's south western shore.
Lake Windermere from Lakeside
The village is the terminus for the Windermere steamers and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway . Originally a branch line of the Furness Railway, it carried passengers and freight from Lakeside to the towns of Ulverston and Barrow. The railway was closed by British Rail in the 1960's. The 3.5 miles from Haverthwaite, through Newby Bridge to the terminus at Lakeside is now the only surviving part of the line.
Steam Train of the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway
The Aquarium of the Lakes an award winning visitor attraction is also situated at Lakeside. The Aquarium makes a great family day out.
The garden at the Lakeside Hotel is open for charity on specific days. It boasts a magnificent lake shore setting overlooking Gummers How. The gardens contain a spectacular range of trees, shrubs and perennials and an aromatherapy themed garden.
Nearby Great Knott Wood, owned by the Woodland Trust, offers pleasant woodland walks, access to all Woodland Trust sites is free.