Haverthwaite railway station is a railway station on the preserved Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway in Cumbria, England.
The station opened on 1 June 1869, with sidings and a goods shed. The station originally served the nearby village of Haverthwaite, Cumbria. A long siding once served the iron works blast furnace of Backbarrow. Until 1935, gunpowder from Low Wood was brought to the main line by a horse-worked narrow gauge tramway. Passenger services were withdrawn from the station from 30 September 1946 but the station was not officially closed until 13 June 1955. Summer only passenger trains continued to pass through the station until 1965.
|Monday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Olivia Ford | Apr 5, 2018
I have been here every year since I was 4 and I don't regret it. It has amazing views and great experiences. You can travel along lake windermere in an boat or head of down to the aquarium. It is fun for all the famiely
Tom Birkett | Oct 24, 2017
For young kids this place is a must, the trains are good, the trip good by its self not exceptional. The staff on the other hand are a different matter, they love their job, and it shows. The passion really shows through, I love the "themed weeks" you can tell it's done on a budget but that just makes it all the more charming. There are many things to do at the platform its self including an amazing playground for kid's. Well worth a visit.
Stuart Rothwell | Apr 5, 2018
Great day out, you need to get the first train to lakeside if you want to do the full length of the lake and get back in time for the last train.
Rob Sharpe | Jan 1, 2018
Fantastic little getaway. The cream tea was delicious and the beer was very good. The kids enjoyed the train ride and the old trains in the lock up. A well recommended trip should you be near Lake Windermere and fancy doing something different.
Dave Manning | Jan 10, 2018
An excellent place to visit when in the lake district. Good parking in the yard the once you have bought your ticket you can look round the engine sheds until your train leaves. Its got a super station cafe with food and drink plus a gift shop. The train ride to lakeside is loverly and being behind a steam engine all the senses are being excited. The noise and smell of real steam is wonderfull Well worth every penny we spent.
Mohammadreza jafari | Apr 5, 2018
Fantastic experience and such a great steam train. There are only two of them in the world! So don’t miss that! Price wise, it’s affordable.
P L Arora | May 6, 2018
This steam engine ride, took fifty years back when we used to travel in steam train in India. Great weekend.
Xander Myles | Jun 6, 2018
Great little afternoon out, immaculate trains and dog friendly. We stopped for food at the cafe and were well fed for good value - you won't leave hungry! Nice little trail walk at Haverthwaite to stretch dogs legs before you get the train back - really steep climb to the Viewpoint, but nice little stop. Very friendly staff, well looked after service - recommend a visit.
Cariad Roberts | May 30, 2018
Knowledgeable staff help you plan your visit to include other nearby attractions. Beautiful engines, info packed guide book, nice little gift shop. Engine shed was closed when we got back on the last train so couldn't have a look in there.
Rags | Jun 8, 2018
Good value for money, but better value when combined with other attractions. Staff very friendly and helpful. Railway services regular, very clean. Food surprisingly affordable.
Neil Morphew | Jun 10, 2018
The train ride was a bit shorter than I thought it would be but was still good... and I recommend going on the Lake boat trip which was lovely. Buy the ticket for both at the station.
John O'D | May 12, 2018
Great experience, straight off the boat onto a steam train, journey took about 20 mins to haverthwaite station, our 3 year old loved it. You can pay for both boat and train ticket saving around £5 which we didn't know about. At the station there's a children's play ground, cafe and hill top walk. There's also a train garage were engines are being restored you can look at. Plus a blue steam train that resembles Thomas the tank engine what did have faces on but had to be removed for copyright reasons. All in all a good day out
Peter Murray | Jul 4, 2018
Great day out on heritage railway travelling on old BR mk1 stock carriages behind steam locomotive, only a short 3 1/2 mile journey. Fantastic food and real ales served at the station café originally the waiting room. Very helpful and helpful staff. Combined tickets for railway and boat on lake can be purchased and connect at lakeside. Great day out for the family. Highly recommended.
Mike Cullen | Jul 13, 2018
Great day out for the family. Ride on a steam hauled train and then a boat across the lake. A few hours in bowness and then reverse the journey. No parking issues at £2 for the day
Jonathan Farrell | Jul 8, 2018
It was a stop along a longer journey and it was a real treat. The small details like purchasing your tickets from an old ticket booth adds to the immersive experience. The old advertisings, station benches, appropriately dressed station officers helps to transport you back in time. A short visit quickly became a couple of hours. For those who enjoy a relaxed experience, this is most definitely a great option.
Scott Bailey | Jun 15, 2018
Worth a visit for all ages! Great value and perfect way to explore Lake windermere. The trains, stations and boats are well kept and are great fun. The staff are all well informed always there to help. I suggest you do the ticket which allows return train and ferry and whilst at bowness to hire a small boat to really get a good look around the lake.
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