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  • Photo of Ullswater
  • Photo of Ullswater
  • Photo of Ullswater
  • Photo of Ullswater
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The second largest, and many say the most beautiful of the Lake District's lakes, Ullswater has even beeen compared to Lake Lucerne, though it lacks the string of pretty towns surrounding the ribbon of water. The nearest town is Glenridding, which is the place to stay to base your walking, rock climbing or boating holiday. Most people interested in climbing or walking are headed for Helvellyn, Britain's third largest peak. Pooley Bridge, and the village of, is at the north end of the lake.

For less out-door-sy types one of the main scenic attractions of Ullswater are the steamers, working boats from the 1850s which now ferry, or steam rather, people around the lake.

Camping, sailing, diving, or just messing around in boats are the other promises of a trip to Ullswater.

Written by  Emilie Stokes.

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