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Ambleside, England

Ambleside is a town made for walking. The centre of the town is clustered with shops to stroll from one to another. You can also walk to the ferry at Lake Windermere. This quaint town is the perfect place for a quiet vacation and enjoyment of a quintessential English village.



Ambleside Attractions

  • Hill Top
  • Jenkin Crag
  • Ambleside’s Bridge House

Ambleside Activities

  • RuftyTuftys
  • Ambleside Waterhead
  • Copt Howe

Ambleside Climate

Ambleside has a moderate maritime climate with little difference in temperature from season to season. January is the coldest month with averages around 6°C. The warmest months are July and August with average highs around 13°C. January is also the snowiest month with about 8 cm average.

Getting There & Around

To get to Ambleside, take the A591 to the Lake District. If you would rather not drive, you may take a bus, train or ferry. Manchester Airport is the closest to fly into, and from there you can rent a car or take the bus or train.

As previously mentioned, walking it the best way to get around Ambleside. All the shops, bed and breakfasts, and restaurants are right in the centre of town. The waterside is only a mile to the south of the town’s centre. You might also want to take a bike. Should you want to visit neighbouring communities, you can drive or take the train or the bus. The train station in Ambleside is the last stop on the line.

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Hotels in Ambleside

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From US$147

1 Macdonald Old England Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.5 / 5 4 reviews

Church Street Map

Great service, pleasing hospitality and plush interiors make the Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Windermere a most favourable destination for a truly memorable stay. GeneralMacdonald Old England... More

Business Trip
stayed at this Hotel before and it's idealy situated for a nice stroll round the shops then a nice meal (all types), then a short walk back to the hotel. Didn't have evening meals there but the...
9 Feb 2015
From US$99

2 Macdonald Swan Hotel

3 stars
4.5 / 5 4 reviews

Keswick Road, Map

Set in a warm and picturesque atmosphere, Macdonald Swan prides itself on its centuries-old reputation for true English hospitality and personal service, and welcomes guests year after year. ... More

From US$129

3 BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

Lake Road Map

Save 10% on your stay

Offering excellent accommodation and unsurpassed service, the BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel is a perfect place for business travellers and holidaymakers. GeneralBEST WESTERN Ambleside... More

From US$150

4 Regent by the Lake

3 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews

Waterhead Bay Ambleside Cumbria Map

Boasting capacious accommodation and unsurpassed services, the Regent By The Lake Hotel caters to the needs of discerning travellers. GeneralAfter a busy day of sight seeing, you can have a... More

From US$148

5 Lake House Ambleside

3 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

Waterhead Bay Map

Set apart in sweeping gardens, opposite to the pier and jetties, the Lake House Ambleside is a beautiful, modern, stylish and luxurious country house hotel with spectacular views across Waterhead... More

Peaceful location for exploring Lakes District
The Lake House is at Waterhead Bay at the top of Lake Windermere, away from the crowds. The hotel is peaceful and comfortable with views over the lake. The room was large and the bathroom was a...
29 Apr 2014
From US$251

6 Laura Ashley The Belsfield Hotel

3 stars
3.0 / 5 3 reviews

Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere Map

Built in 1845, this Laura Ashley The Belsfield Hotel stands amidst stunning gardens overlooking Lake Windermere and the Cumbrian Hills. With an absolutely picturesque surrounding, the view from... More

nice stay
The hotel is undergoing major refurbishment but the rooms are finished and are excellent. Also dining was very nice. Wonderful location and views with gardens down to the lake.
13 May 2014
From US$120

7 Lakes Lodge

3 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

Lake Road Map

Offering you a great welcome and stylish surroundings right in the centre of Ambleside, the Lakes Lodge is a new and exciting concept in Lake District accommodation. GeneralThe Lakes Lodge makes a... More

Friendly and convenient
Very friendly and helpful staff, very good location; two minutes walk from the best restaurant in Ambleside (Atelier), 10 minutes walk from the lake. I thought it might be noisy since it's on a...
14 Sep 2013

8 Ellerthwaite Lodge

4 stars
5.0 / 5

New Road Map

Assuring you a pleasant and comfortable stay, the Ellerthwaite Lodge in Windermere is an ideal flee for the discerning travellers. GeneralConferences and meetings can all be accommodated,... More

9 Fairfield House

4 stars
5.0 / 5 2 reviews

Brantfell Road Map

Fairfield House Hotel Cumbria creates an ideal atmosphere for a relaxing stay and is the right choice of accommodation, while visiting Lake District. Visitors can explore some of the famous spots... More

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