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.
- Hill Top
- Jenkin Crag
- Ambleside’s Bridge House
- Ambleside Waterhead
- Copt Howe
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.
Your hotel booking club!
Hear about our best travel deals first when you sign up for our emails!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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