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.
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.
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.
Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.