Waterhead Pier, Ambleside

Waterhead Pier, Ambleside

Ambleside in the heart of the National Park is a popular walking holiday base and a top specialist shopping centre. The shores of Lake Windermere and boat trips from Waterhead Pier are just a short stroll from the centre. Ambleside is also an arts and cultural centre with venues including arthouse cinema Zefferelli with award-winning pizzeria and jazz cafe. Renowned for its best specialist shopping, fine inns and quality restaurants, Ambleside has a fantastic selection of Lake District' outdoor clothing shops, quirky craft and gift shops and galleries. The dining scene includes many award-winning tearooms, cafes, world cuisine restaurants and charming traditional inns serving fine Lakeland real ales. Don't miss a visit to William Wordsworth's two historic homes, Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount, both just to the north of Ambleside town centre and open to the public for tours.

Ambleside's famous quirky building - Bridge House

Ambleside's famous quirky building - Bridge House

Spectacular walks and waterfalls beauty spots are just minutes from Ambleside past the iconic Bridge House information centre towards Stock Ghyll Force or you could head off towards Wansfell Pike and into Beatrix Potter's beloved Troutbeck Valley. Ambleside makes the perfect gateway into the wild Langdale Fells where a choice of challenging hikes await. Founded over 100 years ago, The Armitt Museum, Library and Gallery in Ambleside is one of the UK's most fascinating small museums with an extensive collection of drawings by Beatrix Potter and a varied collection of art, documents, oral histories, objects and photography. Within the collection are artwork, documents and the personal effects of some of the 19th and 20th Centuries' most famous radical thinkers including Harriet Martineau, John Ruskin and the German Modernist artist Kurt Schwitters.

Visit the nearby family friendly Townend farmhouse run by the National Trust or pretty Stagshaw Gardens famed for its rhododendrons. Choose from a superb selection of accommodation in Ambleside ranging from holiday cottages and lakeside lodges to budget campsites, and in the town centre historic B&B guest houses and stylish modern apartments. Search and book Ambleside hotels and accommodation online and direct. 

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  • Ambleside   (0.1 miles from the centre of Ambleside)
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    Charming bed and breakfast accommodation in a convenient central Ambleside location - recently voted the most stunning town to live in the UK. Free WIFI and parking available.
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  • Ambleside   (0.2 miles from the centre of Ambleside)
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    Classic Victorian B&B in central Ambleside, beautifully modernised with single, double, twin and family en-suite rooms. Full English/ vegetarian breakfasts. Bike storage & WiFi.
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  • Troutbeck   (2.3 miles from the centre of Ambleside)
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    £35
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    Luxury & traditional Lake District B&B inn with panoramic views in unspoilt Troutbeck. Available for mid week breaks, en-suite rooms with 4 poster option.
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  • Waterhead   (0.7 miles from the centre of Ambleside)
    Sleeps 6
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    £450
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    Luxury Waterhead self-catering holiday apartments with an on-site swimming pool and sauna, and communal courtyard with BBQ. Ideal Lake District accommodation. Sleeps 6.
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  • Ambleside   (0.3 miles from the centre of Ambleside)
    Sleeps 4
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    Welcoming self catering cottage in Ambleside, offering comfortable accommodation and private parking for one car. Open- plan living, dining and kitchen area. Attractive garden.
     
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  • Ambleside   (0.2 miles from the centre of Ambleside)
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    Elegant 4 Diamond Ambleside B&B with four poster rooms, superb fell views, drying room for wet outdoor gear, secure bike storage and large private car park.
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  • Ambleside   (0.3 miles from the centre of Ambleside)
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    £37
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    5 star rated Ambleside B&B, just 5 minutes walk from the centre of the village. Three deluxe en-suite guest rooms, delicious breakfasts, free WiFi and onsite parking.
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  • Ambleside   (0.1 miles from the centre of Ambleside)
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    Victorian B&B gem in Ambleside town centre with luxury en-suites, locally sourced breakfasts and free WiFi. 10 minutes' from Lake Windermere. Bike storage and drying facilities.
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