Ullswater has long inspired many of our finest artists to set down their easels and take up their palettes and brushes. 

The Virtual Art Gallery brings together over 40 works of art from the 1700s to the present day. It provides a unique insight into and evolving landscape of people and place.

Enjoy the Virtual Art Gallery in different ways:

Find the sites that inspired the artists

Google Map of Virtual Art Gallery

Almost all the Virtual Art Gallery locations are on the Ullswater Way. The Google map gives an idea of where to find the sites but you should use the Grid Reference and an OS map or The Ullswater Way Official Guide to find your way to the exact spot. The Ullswater Way Guide is available at shops in Pooley Bridge and Glenridding as well as the Tourist Information Centres.

Aerial Tour with Virtual Art Gallery locations highlighted

The Aerial Tour provides a birds eye view of the Ullswater valley with all the Virtual Art Gallery locations marked. Click on a palette icon to see a larger version of the artwork and more information about it.

Browse the Virtual Art Gallery

Ullswater, Cumberland, 1978, by Julian Barrow

Gift from P. F. Scott 1982. Reproduced by courtesy of Abbot Hall, Lakeland Arts Trust. © the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. 

From 'Arthur's Pike 3' in The Far Eastern Fells by Alfred Wainwright (1907 - 1991)

© The Estate of A. Wainwright, with permission from Frances Lincoln Ltd. 

Second Reach of Ullswater by Thomas Allom (1834)

JandMN (66_32) © Martin and Jean Norgate/ 2016

Ullswater early morning by John Glover (c.1824)

Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

A view of Patterdale Fell at Ullswater by John Glover (c.1820s)


Gift of Douglas and Barbara Mullins 2009
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Ullswater with Goldrill Bridge by John Glover (c.1820)

artuk.org, photo credit Government Art Collection

Grisedale Bridge, looking north towards Ullswater, by JMW Turner (1797)

Image released by Tate Britain under Creative Commons Licence CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported)

The Nativity by Ann Macbeth (1875-1948) 

by kind permission of Patterdale Church Council

The Good Shepherd by Ann Macbeth (1875-1948) 

by kind permission of Patterdale Church Council

Raven and Lady of the Lake by Robin Miller (b.1940)

artuk.org, held by South Lanarkshire Council

Stybarrow Crag by James Barrett (fl.1785-1819)

WIth kind permission of The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere

Ullswater by JMW Turner c.1835 

WIth kind permission of The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere

Wild Daffodils Ullswater by Alfred Heaton Cooper (1863-1927)

WIth thanks to Heaton Cooper Studio

Aira Engraving by Thomas Allom 1835

Carlisle Library © cumbriaimagebank

Airey Force, after July 1847, by Thomas Creswick

Gift of the W.W. Spooner Charitable Trust, 2008.With kind permission of The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere

Martindale Ferry 1814 by Julius Caesar Ibbetson (1759-1817)

Gift from Mr and Mrs A. S. Clay 1972Reproduced by courtesy of Abbot Hall, Lakeland Arts Trust 

Gowbarrow Park  by Henry Moore (1850)

With thanks to York Art Gallery

Ullswater by William Gilpin (1772-74)

© LakesGuides Website, courtesy of Dove Cottage

Ullswater by William Henry Nutter (1864) 

© Tullie, Carlisle, sharpened

Slideshow introducing the Ullswater Virtual Art Gallery - sit back and enjoy!

Virtual Gallery Slide Show