Lakes Aquarium

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Lakes Aquarium: Explore the lakes of the world and discover some incredible creatures - from otters in Asia, piranhas in the Americas and cheeky marmosets in the rainforest.

Witness our incredible diving ducks visible from our underwater tunnel whilst being stunned by the huge mirror carp and perch swimming right past your head, amongst fascinating fish species.

Discover our colourful koi carp and huge mirror carp, whilst observing the golden orf, tench, rudd and perch. Also, take your time to view our immense three dimensional wall map of the Lake District; there is no better way to absorb an overall aerial view of our magnificent lakes and mountains.

Come and play in the Virtual Dive Bell, This interactive adventure takes you on a virtual voyage to meet a hippo, a bull shark and crocodile, using life-like graphics and amazing colour. Play games, learn facts and immerse yourself.

Meet Mia and Smudge, the mischievous Asian Otters in their specially designed paddy field home. Watch them play and come right up to the glass to greet you and show off their stone rolling skills

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The Aquarium is situated on the southern shore of Lake Windermere at Lakeside, Newby Bridge, Cumbria. We are clearly signposted from M6 junction 36. Follow the fish symbols along the A590 to Newby Bridge. Take first right after the roundabout, over the bridge and follow the road to Hawkshead for approximately 1 mile to Lakeside.


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09:00 - 18:0009:00 - 18:0009:00 - 18:0009:00 - 18:0009:00 - 18:0009:00 - 18:0009:00 - 18:00

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Address: Lakes Aquarium, Lakeside, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, LA12 8AS, UK
Phone: +44 15395 30153

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