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The Lake District Sights

Lakes Aquarium

  • C5062 Map It
  • Lakeside
  • Zoo/Aquarium
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 05/30/2014

Fodor's 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 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. Tickets may be cheaper if booked in advance online.

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Sight Information


C5062, Lakeside, LA12 8AS, England

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Sight Details:

  • £6.95; £11.75 combined ticket with Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway Company
  • Daily 9–6; last entry 1 hr before closing

Updated 05/30/2014


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