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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.

Hotels in Ambleside

Recommended hotels

From US$152

1 Macdonald Old England Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.2 / 5 5 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

Not too good Not too bad
Location is outstanding. Very good staff. I checked in late and one trainee receptionist welcomed us very good. She was very nice. Night porter was very good guy he parked my car.Overall very good...
26 Oct 2015
From US$86

2 The Windermere Hydro Hotel

3 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews

Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere Map

Whether you are in Lake District for business or pleasure, the Hydro Hotel Windermere offers a good choice of accommodation, facilities as well as service and best value for your money. GeneralThe... More

From US$80

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

4 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

5 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

6 Beech Hill Hotel

4 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

Newby Bridge Road Map

Offering favourable location and relaxing atmosphere, Beech Hill Hotel Windermere is the right choice of accommodation while visiting Lake District. GeneralBusiness guests can make use of the well... More

From US$195

7 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$127

8 BEST WESTERN The Burnside Hotel

3 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

Kendal Road Map

Best Western The Burnside Hotel invites travellers to an idyllic base set overlooking the tranquil lake near attractions in this South Lakeland district in Cumbria. Holidaymakers in Windermere have... More

Where's the Best Western sign ?
A very nice place to stay and close to everything that's going on BUT if you're coming up Kendal Rd looking for this place don't expect to see a Best Western sign - just a little sign showing...
11 Jun 2015

9 Burnhow Garden House Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5

Bowness-On-Windermere Map

Experience the comfortable accommodation blended with a warm hospitality and unsurpassed service at the Best Western Burn How Garden House Hotel Windermere. GeneralYou can wander through the... More

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