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

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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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    Elegant country house B&B a few minutes' walk from Pooley Bridge & Ullswater. A stunning Queen Anne house set in 3.5 acres with croquet lawn. B&B or self-catering accommodation.
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    Charming Victorian bed and breakfast in Windermere. Lovely accommodation in a superb location offering an extensive breakfast menu. Free Car Parking. Wi-Fi.
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    Keswick B&B near Castlerigg with stunning Latrigg views. Gorgeous rooms and family suites. Delicious breakfasts and packed lunches. Free parking opposite, dogs welcome. WiFi access
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    Luxury bed and breakfast guest accommodation in Keswick. Licensed bar, scenic terrace, beautifully appointed en-suite rooms, award winning Cumbrian breakfasts. Parking, Wi-Fi
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    Welcoming & family friendly Windermere guest house with ensuite guest rooms & great choice of breakfast. Single, double, twin & family rooms. Short walk to Lake.
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  • Keswick
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    Welcoming Keswick Bed & Breakfast with four ensuite double & twin guest rooms. Full English breakfast served, packed lunches & flasks filled, walking/cycling maps. Dog friendly.
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    Award-winning guest house in Kendal centre with free WiFi and parking permits included, stylish en-suite rooms, delicious locally sourced breakfasts, bike storage & packed lunches.
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    Attractive 4 Star Silver Award Guest House in Keswick in a quiet location, ideally located for all of Keswick's amenities with Private Parking and Free WiFi. A warm welcome awaits.
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    Welcoming Yorkshire Dales B&B, 2 suites offering comfortable accommodation for a romantic break or family holiday. Countryside views, sumptuous breakfasts & cream tea. Free Wi-Fi
     
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