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

  • Ambleside   (0.2 miles from the centre of Ambleside)
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    Refurbished property, all rooms with kingsize beds, jacuzzi spa baths with shower over. Private off road parking. Pet friendly & family rooms available.
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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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  • Troutbeck   (2.2 miles from the centre of Ambleside)
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    Award-winning 4 Star guest house in Troutbeck, 3 miles from Windermere. Set in private grounds with spectacular views from rooms and the terrace. Free WiFi, parking & pubs nearby.
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