The small town of Ambleside is located at the northern end of Lake Windermere. It
is, without doubt, our favourite Lakes’ Location. The town is small enough to have
a village feel about it, but large enough to benefit from a variety of shops, traditional
pubs and mouth watering restaurants, catering for locals, walkers and tourists. The
town is one of Europe's largest for outdoor clothing.
Ambleside is in the centre of the Lake District National Park, giving easy access
to the main area of the Lakes. Roads from the town lead to Coniston and Hawkeshead,
Elterwater and The Langdales, and Ullswater and Keswick. It is a favoured destination
both for walking and biking enthusiasts, as well as tourists who want to explore
the Lakes’ villages and towns by car, by bus or on foot.
Waterhead, to the South of the town provides ferry transport around Windermere, as
well as boat hire. Whether you are coming to the Lakes to walk or bike on the fells,
or just to explore the beauty and surroundings of the Lake District, Ambleside will
provide you with everything you are looking for.
Here are a few of our guests’ favourite places in and around Amblesiide