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Pictures of Ambleside

a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria

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About Ambleside

Ambleside, meaning "Shieling" or summer pasture by the riverbank, lies next to the northern shore of the beautiful Lake Windermere. It is a small but busy Victorian town that is an extremely popular spot with tourists, as it is an ideal location to base yourself from when exploring the Lake District. The town centre has a host of interesting craft shops, cafe's, guest houses and hotels, and on a wednesday you will find an open-air Market. One of the buildings in Ambleside is said to be the most photographed building in the whole of the Lake District - the Bridge House. This building was originally used as an apple store and was ingeniously built directly over Stock Beck on a stone arch in order to avoid paying any land tax! It is now however a National Trust Shop after being aquired by them in 1926. Although a small building it is said that it was once home to a family of eight! It is also a place that artists love to paint. The great English landscape artist J.M.W Turner (1775 - 1851) painted it. Also, a few miles North of the town at Grasmere you will find Rydal Mount and Dove Cottage, two of the homes of the famous English poet William Wordsworth.

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Wordsworths Guest House in Ambleside, Cumbria, England4 stars

Wordsworths Guest House

Ambleside, Cumbria, England (0.0 miles, 0.1 km)
Offering fresh, elegant rooms with fell views and gourmet cooked breakfasts, Wordworths Guest House provides free parking in Ambleside’s centre. Lake Windermere is only a 10-minute walk away....
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Walmar Bed & Breakfast in Ambleside, Cumbria, England4 stars

Walmar Bed & Breakfast

Ambleside, Cumbria, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
Offering full Cumbrian breakfasts cooked to order, free parking and elegant, light rooms, Walmar is set in the centre of picturesque Ambleside. Lake Windermere is less than 15 minutes’ walk away fro...
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Ferndale Lodge in Ambleside, Cumbria, England3 stars

Ferndale Lodge

Ambleside, Cumbria, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
Ferndale Lodge, a family-run guest house, is placed only a few minutes’ stroll from the centre of the charming Lake District town of Ambleside. With free parking, it also offers home-cooked breakfas...
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Friends Cottage in Ambleside, Cumbria, England

Friends Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Set in Ambleside, this holiday home is located 3.2 km from Rydal Water. It provides free private parking. An oven, a toaster and a refrigerator can be found in the kitchen and there is a private bath...
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Lacet House in Ambleside, Cumbria, England4 stars

Lacet House

Ambleside, Cumbria, England (0.2 miles, 0.2 km)
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3 Cambridge Villas in Ambleside, Cumbria, England4 stars

3 Cambridge Villas

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Norwood House in Ambleside, Cumbria, England4 stars

Norwood House

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Ambleside Reviews

5 stars
Review by Dave John(14th July 2014)

Lovely village in the south east Lake District right at the northern tip of Windermere but also well accessible to all parts of the area. An ideal base for touring the Lake District with plenty of walks straight from the village without needing to resort to a car. Plenty of eating places to suit all diet regimes with a good suitably good supply of drinking establishments too. Shopping is largely based on the outdoor life plus a few mini supermarkets and a fresh veg shop. If you are looking to expand your wardrobes with shirts, skirts, dresses, shoes etc you will be disappointed. There is only one general clothes shop that I am aware of. But for walking or running attire you will have myriad choice. Almost every other shop is outdoor based. Most of the pubs serve food of some description and there are plenty of smaller restaurants and cafes along with Chinese, Indian and Thai restaurants which all cater for take-a-ways. Two very good fish and chip shops in the heart of the village. 2 cinemas, one of which does food including pizza, but there is no pizza shop as such in the village. Several gift type shops and 'proper' hardware store.
5 stars - Excellent!

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Nearby travel help

Windermere Station(4.2 miles, 6.7 km, direction SE)
Staveley Station(6.8 miles, 10.9 km, direction SE)
M6 Junction 39(13.7 miles, 22.0 km, direction NE)
M6 Junction 38(14.8 miles, 23.8 km, direction E)
Blackpool Airport(45.3 miles, 72.9 km, direction S)
Teesside International Airport(61.9 miles, 99.7 km, direction E)
Ambleside to London(234.0 miles, 376.5 km, direction SE)