The Lake District Sights



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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