Ambleside Travel Guide

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Ambleside Things to Do

  • Smallest House

    I shouldn't really feature Ambleside's famous smallest house, it being so much ON the tourist track and not the sort of thing I promote but what the heck. Once in a while I've got to go with the flow....!!!Situated on the left of the main road to Keswick, after you have turned left in Ambleside for the large car park.It sits on a little bridge over...

  • Stockghyll Force

    This is a pleasant, relatively easy uphill walk from the centre of Ambleside, starting from behind the Salutation Hotel. Walk a short distance up Stockghyll Lane and follow directions to the left, through a small gate.The walk follows the tumbling beck all the way, passing some beautiful riverside properties on the opposite bank. It's only about a...

  • The lake

    The little lake at Grasmere, a village to the north of Ambleside, is one of the gems of the Lakeland scenery; indeed, Grasmere is an excellent centre from which to visit some of the points of interest in the district. Wordsworth’s cottage stands half a mile outside the village.Within easy reach of Ambleside are Coniston village and lake, upon which...

  • On the buses

    If you're looking for somewhere to eat, the White Horse Hotel is recommended, especially if you're into quality pub food.In a town of around 2,000 regular inhabitants there are ample choices to make due to the fact that the place relies heavily on tourism for its income.

  • The industrial revolution

    The forestry skills of the local people, developed over the centuries in the production of charcoal , were exploited to coppice hundreds of acres of woodland. These were ideally placed to supply the demand for millions of bobbins for the new spinning mills. Harnessing the motive power of that commodity which in the Lake District is never scarce,...

  • The old summer house

    Ambleside can be found at the northern end of Lake Windermere, close to Waterhead, between Wansfell and Loughrigg Fell. Ambleside is also a convenient base for touring the central areas of the Lake District, Grasmere and the Langdale valleys being a short journey by car or bus. Ambleside began its prosperity during the reign of Queen Victoria with...


Ambleside Hotels

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  • Ambleside Backpackers

    This place has recently been done up and compared to my distant memories of it it is a big, big...

  • Grasmere Hotel

    Broadgate, Grasmere, Ambleside, Westmorland LA22

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Waterhead Hotel

    Lake Road A5095 , Ambleside, LA22 0ER, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

Ambleside Restaurants

  • Burnt Potatoes at Ambleside

    Lucy's is supposed to be excellent. It is certainly impressive, for example, that Lucy herself was on the floor during the evening, which may signify a cheering personal touch; and my girlfriend's wine was excellent. However, it could also be taken that there were problems in the restaurant that evening that needed sorting out by the proprietor....

  • Once discovered - Never forgotten!

    Absolutely fantastic food in wonderful surroundings. Make sure you book in advance to feature on the daily menu! Figgy and Piggyplump italian figs, warmed together with mozarella and Waberwaite air dried ham!

  • Much more than Apple Pie

    This place is a must if you are passing through Ambleside. You'll proably spot it by the queue outside the door! The food is baked by them and served either as take-away or eat in. Here you will find some of the freshest, most generously portioned, good value for money food in the lakes.The Cafe side of the business is located on several floors and...


Ambleside Transportation

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    the ferry trolly

    by Peterodl Written Nov 18, 2009

    An electric powered trolley makes a round trip from the White Lion Hotel to the docks
    It's really quite nice and the trip only takes less than five mins. from point to point
    each way fare:

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    • Backpacking
    • Budget Travel

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Ambleside Off The Beaten Path

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    Is it a bridge or a house?

    by Roeffie Updated Aug 21, 2003

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    The Old Bridge House

    You can't miss this very little house built over a small river in Ambleside.

    The Old Bridge House

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