2.1 Miles From The Swan | 4 Minute Drive
Just a short 4-minute drive (or 40 minute walk) from your hotel you will find the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway where you can jump back in time and experience the uniqueness of riding in a steam train. At Haverthwaite station, you can also grab a bite to eat at the platform café or the kids can play in the woodland playground.
Dogs are more than welcome at the railway and travel free on the trains. They are allowed everywhere, including the cafe.
1.4 Miles From The Swan | 4 Minute Drive
Explore the stunning Lakeshore park with impressive mountain views. If you want to stay active you can follow the fell foot’s heritage and garden circular walk. This is a perfect way to see all nature has to offer!
7.9 Miles From The Swan | 24 Minute Drive
With 10 walking trails and 9 cycle trails, there is plenty to do to keep active in the Grizedale Forest. If walking or cycling isn’t your thing, why not hire a Segway and ride around in style. You could even grab a bite to eat in the café.
1 Miles From The Swan to Lakeside Pier | 3 Minute Drive
Discover the largest lake in the Lake District by cruise and see the breath-taking mountain scenery and hidden bays. If you want to make a full day of it, you can even combine your cruise with a day out exploring many of the other local attractions Windermere has to offer.
Dogs travel for free on all Windermere Lake Cruises' scheduled cruises and they even get their own ticket
Grasmere was the home to William Wordsworth and here you can visit his Dove Cottage. Just like any village, there are plenty of shops and places to eat so you can make a full day of it.
Also home to Allan Bank, a lovely National Trust house which sits proudly in luscious grounds with stunning views over Grasmere and the fells beyond - a real Georgian gem. Allan Bank is a dog friendly house in Grasmere, offering a warm welcome to well-behaved pooches.
Hawkshead is a village rich in history with buildings dating from the 17th Century. Hawkshead is also home to its own brewery and is definitely worth a visit and downstairs in the bar this place is super dog friendly with a great atmosphere.
Wander in woodlands and stumble upon Claife Viewing Station, an 18th-century tourist attraction. Explore the west shore of Windermere on foot or bring your bike.
The lakeshore path between Wray Castle and Claife Viewing station is a safe, car-free walk that’s perfect for the whole family. The café in the courtyard is dog friendly too.
Wray Castle is a National Trust owned family friendly mock-Gothic castle on the shores of Lake Windermere with turrets, towers, informal grounds, and Peter Rabbit adventure rooms.
Dogs are welcome in the grounds on leads and there are also some very good walks along the lake where you can let dogs off leads.
Lakeland Motor Museum has a unique collection of 30000 exhibits including classic cars, motorcycles, scooters and bicycles.
Much more than just a motor museum, with local history and period shopping displays, authentic recreations and picturesque riverside cafe makes it a great day out for the whole family.
Well behaved dogs are welcome in all areas of the museum.
Ullswater 'Steamers' is a boat company which provides leisure trips on Ullswater. Operating one of the largest heritage vessel fleets in the world, you are in for an experience you will never forget. Cruises connect to some of the most famous and iconic walking routes in the Lake District National Park.
Dogs are welcome on board!
Coniston Water is about five miles long and half a mile wide. The lake is about half a mile down from the village, and you can hire motor boats, rowing boats, paddleboards at Coniston Boating Centre. Or take a cruise on the steam gondola or Coniston launch. Coniston itself is a great centre for walkers and climbers,
Brantwood is a historic house, museum and vibrant centre for the arts, John Ruskin’s former home has a wealth of things to see and do for the whole family.
Filled with many fine paintings, beautiful furniture and Ruskin’s personal treasures, visitors are free to explore the rooms plus there are a range of quizzes and activities for children to enjoy.
Dogs on a lead are allowed in the gardens.
Rothay Park in Ambleside is an adventurous child's haven. With beautiful backdrops, various pitches and activities.
Visit this vintage dairy and ice cream farm and step back in time at a historic working Lakeland farm. Dogs on leads welcome!