Lakes Aquarium

Lakes Aquarium

Overview

Watch otters swim from the underwater tunnel, stroll through the tropical rainforest and explore the seashore discovery zone.

What makes it special

  • Spot an otter

Open daily from 10am

Hostels nearby

YHA Hawkshead - External view

YHA Hawkshead

Private rooms available
Licensed bar
Camping and Cabins

Lakes Aquarium

Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AS

Map references

OS Grid Ref: SD377875

Lat/Lng: 54.2795, -2.9579658

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

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