Quirky Craft & Gift Shops in Ambleside

Quirky Craft & Gift Shops in Ambleside

Love quirky craft shops, unique gifts and fine specialist food shops? Find them in top Lake District shopping centres like Ambleside and Grasmere. Browse for Beatrix Potter gifts in Bowness and purchase Hawkshead Relish or Cartmel sauces in one of many specialist food shops in the Lakes. For quality independent outdoor clothing and equipment shops, the Lake District & Cumbria offers exceptional choice in popular centres like Ambleside, Windermere, Keswick, Carlisle, Penrith, Bowness and Kendal.

Take a tour of the historic Kendal Wynds and Yards (quaint cobbled streets and courtyards) lined with chic boutiques and craft shops. Stock up on supplies in top independent supermarket Booths in Kendal and Windermere packed with local and Fairtrade/ organic produce.

Sarah Nelson's famous Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

Sarah Nelson's famous Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

Adults and children alike love shopping for Beatrix Potter gifts in the Lake District and you’ll find these in shops like Hop Skip & Jump in Bowness on Windermere. If you’re looking for Lakeland crafts and gifts all under one roof then head to the Rheged Centre just off the M6 near Penrith where you’ll find a Lakeland specialist food hall, toy shops, card shops, premier outdoor clothing shops, books and sweet shops.

Visit the 'Love the Lakes' shop in Bowness, a positive treasure trove of unique gifts, specialist Lakeland foods and much more. Find the best outdoor clothing in Lakeland brand shops like the Edge of the World. The Lake District also has a fantastic choice of craft and local produce markets from Keswick’s celebrated Saturday craft market to the indoor and outdoor markets in Kendal.

Beatrix Potter Gift Shop in Bowness-on-Windermere

Beatrix Potter Gift Shop in Bowness-on-Windermere

Penrith is where to head for your unique specialist food markets and shops or browse the quirky antique shops in Edwardian resort Grange over Sands in the South Lakes. The city of Carlisle offers the ultimate in local produce and specialist shopping.
You’ll find that the independent Lake District shopping scene takes up seasonal themes with gusto – don’t miss a Christmas shopping break in the Lake District or the chocolate delights available during the Easter season – together with the loveable Peter Rabbit! From chocolate shops to Beatrix Potter shops, designer and independent funky boutiques, best outdoor clothing shops and specialist food shops, the Lake District shopping experience is special and unique.

B&Bs in the Lake District

  • Bowness on Windermere
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    Classic Victorian guest house in Bowness, 10 minutes' walk from Lake Windermere, restaurants and shops. 8 luxury rooms, free WiFi and off road parking. Locally sourced breakfasts.
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  • 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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    Charming Windermere village guest house. AA Highly commended in the top 10% of 4 star B&Bs in UK. Four poster rooms, award-winning breakfasts, private parking and central location.
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    Romantic Bed & Breakfast in Windermere with a beautiful range of four poster & feature double guest rooms available. Extensive breakfast menu. Close to lake cruises and walks.
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  • 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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    5 Star Silver awarded B&B in Grasmere, set in beautiful gardens with stunning views from all of the rooms. Serving an award winning breakfast each morning. Close to attractions.
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  • Grange over Sands
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    Superb B&B in Witherslack near Grange-over-Sands. 3 spacious en-suite rooms with king size beds. Dogs welcome. Free Wi-Fi, parking. Superb breakfasts. Village pub 50 yards away.
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    Stylish contemporary Ullswater B&B in Pooley Bridge perfect for families and couples. Extensive breakfast menu, free WiFi and parking. Walkers and cyclists warmly welcomed.
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    Comfortable three star Victorian guest house in Kendal, ideally situated just five minutes from the town centre & close to all amenities. With WIFI, parking & delicious breakfasts.
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  • Ulverston
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    Relaxed country house B&B in Ulverston below the Hoad Monument. Charming ensuite rooms with antique beds and stunning Bay views. Superb home cooking. Walled gardens.
     
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