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Tel code: 015394 | code search
Postcode: LA22 | code search
Population: 2600
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Folk Customs:
Ambleside Rush-bearing
Grasmere Sports
World Gurning Championships

Ambleside Events

March
Ambleside Daffodil and Spring Flower Show

July
Ambleside Rush Bearing
Ambleside Traditional Lakeland Sports

August
Ambleside Summer Flower Show & Craft Fair
Vale of Rydal Sheepdog Trials and Hound Show
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Heart of the Lakes
"This week was booked as my birthday treat, through Heart of the Lakes. The property is Bield How and it cost over 700 for the week. When we arrived and ..." More

Ambleside Market
"Waste of time 2 stalls one very Gd fruit and veg

Date visited: 18th june ..." More

Broad Ings
"An excited family of 22 arrived to celebrate our Mum/Grandma's surprise 80th Birthday celebrations! We were not disappointed... the accommodation was fantastic! 10 spacious bedrooms, a lovely newly refurbished kitchen and ..." More

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"The Drunken Duck - just outside town - is well worth a visit. Food was great - Andrea ..." More

Ambleside Reviews (85)

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Latest reviews | Events in Ambleside | 10 Places to Stay

Ambleside, one of the jewels of the Lakes, is set in the centre of the Lake District at the head of Lake Windermere. Blessed with beautiful scenery, this bustling market town provides everything a visitor could want from the numerous shops offering wares for walkers and climbers, to the many drinking and eating establishments. Ambleside is rich with history and heritage. Originally containing a Roman fort (Fort Galava, the remains of which can be seen in Borran's field, Waterhead), Ambleside has always been an important area of the Lake District. Buildings such as the 17th century Bridge House, one of the smallest houses in Britain, jostle with the Ambleside Museum (home to many Beatrix Potter artefacts) to hold the attention of visitors and offer an interesting insight into local life. Nearby Stock Ghyll Force, a beautiful waterfall, provides another stunning natural attraction.An ideal base for a walking holiday, Ambleside has easy access to the surrounding fells and breathtaking mountains. For the less energetic, there are strolls along the shore, boat trips on the lake and a fantastic collection of interesting visitor attractions. Shoppers are well catered for also with an abundance of outdoor retail outlets, craft shops and galleries.

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Attraction

Ambleside Roman Fort
Armitt Collection
Grizedale Forest
Hawkshead Courthouse
Hawkshead Grammar School
Hill Top
Homes of Football
Rydal Mount & Gardens
Stagshaw Gardens

Camping

Low Wray National Trust Campsite
Skelwith Fold Caravan Park

Dentist

Ambleside Dental Surgery

Doctor

Ambleside Health Centre

Estate Agent

Matthews Benjamin

Hostel

Ambleside Backpackers
YHA Ambleside

Inn

Churchill Inn
Kings Arms Hotel (The)

Outgate Inn
The Britannia Inn
Wateredge Inn

Market

Ambleside Country Market
Ambleside Market

Pub and Bar

Drunken Duck Inn
Golden Rule
Kings Arms Hotel (The)
Kirkstone Pass Inn
Royal Oak Inn
Sportsmans Inn
The Britannia Inn
Tower Bank Arms
Wateredge Inn
White Lion Hotel

Restaurant

Amble's Brasserie
Dove Cottage Tea Rooms & Restaurant
Drunken Duck Inn
Glass House
Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant

Rowan Tree
The Britannia Inn
Wateredge Inn
White Lion Hotel
Wild Daffodil

School

Ambleside C of E Primary School
Langdale C of E Primary School

Self-Catering

Kings Arms Hotel (The)
Quaysiders Club

Solicitor

Davenport & Scott

Taxi

Ambleside Taxi Service
Billys Taxi Service
Browns Private Hire
Hilltop Taxis
Johns Taxis
Kevins Taxis
Steves Taxis

Vet

Oakhill Vet Centre

Sports Clubs

Ambleside Athletic Club (Athletics)
Ambleside CC (Cricket)

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Ghyllside Cycles (Cycling)

Shops

Something Special
The Lakes Bookshop
Flower Shop
Boots
Hayes Gardenworld
Millets
Field & Trek
Collins & Butterworth
F W Tyson
Pavers Ltd
La Galerie D'Art
Ambleside Studio Pottery
Studio House Gallery
Lakeland Antiques Art
Slapestone Gallery
Dexterity
Oshy
Kirk Allan Gallery
Barn Studio

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Grasmere Pharmacy
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Fellwalkers Cafe
Normans Piano Cafe
Rattle Gill Cafe
Bizzy Lizzys
Lucy's Specialist Grocers
The Sweet Jar of Ambleside
The Old Bridge House Fudge Shop
Old Bank House Chocolates
Waterhead Shell Shop
The Rock Shop
The Giggling Goose
Fat Face

Antiques

Church Street Antiques
Bluenose Antiques

Activities

Hawkshead Trout Farm(Fishing)

Places to Stay near Ambleside

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Wanslea Guest House (0.08 miles)

Wanslea Guest House
Wanslea is an AA 4 star accredited guest house on the south side or Ambleside. We offer all en-suite accommodation and luxury rooms are available with spa bathrooms. We have a lounge exclusivly for guests. ... More | visit website
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The Log House (0.08 miles)

The Log House

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Originally Cooper rebuilt the red roofed log cabin in Coniston village as a studio causing quite a stir among the people but the tourism there ... More
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Fisherbeck Hotel (0.14 miles)

Fisherbeck Hotel

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This delightful 18 bedroomed, non-smoking Bed & Breakfast is perfectly located within Ambleside between the shops and lake Windermere - just a short stroll to either. Plenty of private parking. ... More

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Quaysiders Club (0.22 miles)

Quaysiders Club

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We have 18 of 2 bed self catering apartments which are rented by the week from Saturday to Saturday and 2 hotel bedrooms (1 double and 1 triple)The self catering ... More

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Regent By The Lake (0.26 miles)

Regent By The Lake

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A stylish modern hotel on the edge of Lake Windermere at Waterhead Bay, The Regent has excellent service, a superb Lakeland menu and on-site leisure facilities (including indoor pool). Breakfast is served ... More

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Wateredge Inn (0.27 miles)

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The inn nestles on the shores of Windermere, only a short walk from the bustling village of Ambleside, the nearby fells and the steamer pier for cruises around the lake. ... More

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Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant (0.29 miles)

Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant

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Set in picturesque, landscaped gardens, this regency country house hotel is found in the heart of the Lake District. Located just a quarter mile from Lake Windermere and a short walk from ... More

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Lakes Lodge (0.30 miles)

Lakes Lodge

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Lakes Lodge offers contemporary townhouse bed and breakfast accommodation in the centre of Ambleside. The Lodge offers modern facilities with an atmosphere to give you "a great night and a ... More

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Waterhead Hotel (0.31 miles)

Waterhead Hotel

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The Waterhead Hotel offers stylish sophistication and contemporary luxury based on the shores of Lake Windermere. Every detail is designed to offer a relaxed, intimate atmosphere, calm moods and a fresh ... More

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Brathay Lodge (0.31 miles)

Brathay Lodge

Brathay Lodge is a traditional English Lake District property which was originally built as two semi detached properties around 1890 probably to satisfy the demand for hotels, guesthouse and lodging accommodation by the Lake District ... More | visit website

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