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.
28 hotels in Ambleside
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
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
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
The Cumbria Grand is set in wonderful gardens and woodlands, you can reach M6 in minutes and Lake Windermere and north lakes are a short drive away. Hotel offers free WiFi in public areas.Many... More
BEST WESTERN Grasmere Red Lion Hotel with its warm atmosphere and friendly service is a perfect choice for a short break or a business trip. The hotel's Central Lakes location is ideal for all... 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