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Lakes Aquarium Review

On the quayside at the southern end of Windermere, this excellent aquarium has wildlife and waterside exhibits. One highlight is an underwater tunnel walk along a re-created lake bed, complete with diving ducks and Asian short-clawed otters. Piranhas, rays, and tropical frogs also have their fans, and there are some unexpected extra treats such as marmosets, a caiman, and Cinder the boa constrictor. A friendly, knowledgeable staff is eager to talk about the animals. Animal handling takes place daily at 12:45 in the rain-forest areas.

    Contact Information

  • Address: C5062, Lakeside, LA12 8AS
  • Phone: 015394/30153
  • Cost: £8.95; £12.15 combined ticket with Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway Company
  • Hours: Apr.–Oct., daily 9–6; Nov.–Mar., daily 9–5; last entry 1 hr before closing
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  • Location: Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere
Updated: 06-24-2013

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