Lakes Aquarium

The Lakes Aquarium

The Lakes Aquarium is an all-weather attraction that offers visitors a unique opportunity to learn about and discover the incredible creatures that inhabit the lakes and oceans of the world.

Located on the southern shore of Lake Windermere (2 miles north of Newby Bridge) in the heart of the Lake District, the aquarium is home to over 500 species of fish, invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals from the Lake District to the Amazon.

They are displayed in geographical locations over two floors, including an impressive underwater tunnel.

Lakeside consists of a large hotel – ‘The Lakeside Hotel’ – and a  bustling railway station for the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway.

The Lakes Aquarium

It is also the most southerly terminus for the Windermere Cruise boats from Bowness and Ambleside.

Next door to the station is the Lakes Aquarium.

The aquarium explores the amazing underwater watery world, ranging from Africa through to Morecambe Bay.

Additionally, along with the usual fishy inhabitants, the aquarium is home to a boa constrictor, a family of marmosets and a pair of short-clawed otters.

Undoubtedly, the highlight though is the underwater tunnel.

The tunnel simulates a trip deep beneath Windermere’s surface, complete with carp, char, and diving ducks.

In addition to the underwater tunnel, the aquarium also has a variety of other exhibits, including:

  • A freshwater fish exhibit featuring fish from the lakes and rivers of the Lake District
  • A marine fish exhibit featuring fish from all over the world
  • A reptile and amphibian exhibit featuring snakes, lizards, frogs, and turtles
  • A conservation exhibit that highlights the aquarium’s work to protect endangered aquatic species

The Lakes Aquarium is a great place to visit for visitors of all ages. There’s something for everyone to enjoy, and the staff are always on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Joint tickets to include a Windermere cruise or a trip on a steam train on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are available to purchase.

I hope this post has encouraged you to visit the Lakes Aquarium. It’s a truly unique and educational experience that you won’t want to miss!

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