Ambleside Shops

Ambleside is one of the Lake District's most popular locations for specialist shopping featuring a superb selection of outdoor clothing shops, antiques and book shops, charming traditional sweet shops and a host of Lakeland craft and gift shops. Discover unique craft jewellery shops in Ambleside alongside acclaimed deli shops.

Outdoor Clothing Shops in Ambleside

Outdoor Clothing Shops in Ambleside

A weekly street market in Ambleside takes place every Wednesday on King Street offering more fine Lake crafts, gifts and local produce. Famous Lake District outdoor clothing shops can be found around the town centre including Summitreks outdoor shop and Head to the Hills outdoor clothing and equipment shop as well as Gaynors this outdoor emporium carries lots of essentials for exploring the Lakes. Many visitors flock to Ambleside because of this beautiful small town's emphasis on independent shops, local produce and craft.

Specialist Shopping in Ambleside Town Centre

The choice of specialist shops and quality outdoor activity shops in Ambleside represents one of the best specialist shopping scenes in the Lake District. Browse the fine choice of Lakeland food shops, gift shops and independent art galleries which line the town's attractive central streets. Specialist arts and crafts shoppingis also superb.

A selection of exquisite Lake District independent galleries can be found around Ambleside centre which sell original art, craft jewellery and craft gifts. Discover an outstanding choice of independent bookshops alongside delectable fine deli shops and unique craft jewellery outlets.

Gift & Craft Shops in Ambleside

Gift & Craft Shops in Ambleside

Outdoor Clothing & Equipment Shops in Ambleside

Outdoor clothing shops in Ambleside are particularly well represented with quality Lakeland outdoor clothing and equipment brands based here like Summitreks and Head to the Hills Outdoor clothing. Both this long-standing brand names stock top outdoor clothing brands like Sprayway, Helly Hansen and Columbia.

Summitreks also offer adventure courses and outdoor activities in the Lake District. Great specialist Ambleside outdoor clothing and equipment shops include Biketreks who stock top of the range bikes, cycling accessories and clothing. Biketreks also offer bike hire.

Accommodation near Ambleside

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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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    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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