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Ambleside in the Lake District is a mecca for walkers and everyone who loves the Lakes. As well as the full range of holiday accommodation and restaurants and pubs, it has a huge range of walking gear and accessory shops, and good local craft shops.



Ambleside is in the central Lake District, close to Windermere and Grasmere. It is located at the nortern end of Lake Windermere, and is a ideal holiday location for exploring the Lake District. 

It has a good selection of holiday accommodation as you would expect, and a fantastic range of shops catering for the great outdoors. It also has a good selection of restaurants and bars, including Zeffirellis Cinema and Restaurant. There are many things to do and places to see in the area, including Rydal Mount, the historic home and gardens of William Wordsworth.

Ambleside - Bridge House

We are currently in the process of updating this page for Ambleside. If you would like to contribute material or pictures to this, please email us.  You can also add local attractions or pictures

In the meantime, please just click on the links for the full range of holiday accommodation, from five star luxury hotels in the Ambleside area, to high quality Ambleside bed and breakfasts and fabulous self-catering cottages in and around Ambleside. There are also many excellent campsites and caravan parks. There is a huge range of attractions, places to eat and other activities to suit all tastes.

Some of our favourite escapes...

  • B&B in Cumbria, England
    Rothay Garth House B&B Ambleside Lake District

    B&B in Ambleside, Cumbria, England

    Traditional lakeland Guest House with beautiful mountain views. This Lake District B&B offers easy access to Windermere Lake and Ambleside. En suite facilities, a comfortable spaci...

    Family Friendly  

    £ 60.00 - £ 125.00 per night

  • Hotel in Cumbria, England
    Rothay Manor Luxury Hotel in Ambleside Lake District

    Hotel in AMBLESIDE, Cumbria, England

    The Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant offers a relaxed, warm and friendly atmosphere in a luxury country house setting,with large individually designed en-suite bedrooms, spacious co...

    Wheelchair Friendly Family Friendly  

    £ 150.00 - £ 315.00 per night

  • Hotel in Cumbria, England
    Low Wood Hotel Ambleside Lake District

    Hotel in Ambleside, Cumbria, England

    The Low Wood Hotel Lake District Hotel near Ambleside has fantastic panoramic views across Lake Windermere. Great facilities including pool, gym, leisure club and water-sports cent...

    Pet & Dog Friendly Family Friendly  

    £ 115.20 - £ 200.80 per night

  • Campsite in Cumbria, England
    Skelwith Fold Caravan Park Lake District

    Campsite in Ambleside, Cumbria, England

    Skelwith Fold in the heart of the Lake District National Park we have 300 privately owned static caravan holiday homes. For tourers and motorhome users we offer the highest of stan...

    Pet & Dog Friendly Wheelchair Friendly Family Friendly  

  • Hotel in Cumbria, England
    Queens Head Hotel

    Hotel in Troutbeck, Cumbria, England

    Queens Head Hotel , Hotel in Troutbeck , Cumbria, The Lake District. For more information on Queens Head Hotel please contact the owner.


  • Bistro and Brasserie in Cumbria, England
    Zeffirellis Cinema and Restaurant

    Bistro and Brasserie in Ambleside, Cumbria, England

    170 seat restaurant, 100 seat Cafe/Jazz bar & 4 screen cinema in Ambleside

    Bistros and Brasseries, Cafes Coffee Shops and Tearooms, Restaurants, Cinemas, Live Music and Comedy

  • Stately Homes in Cumbria, England
    Hill Top Farm

    Stately Homes in Hawkshead, Cumbria, England

    National Trust run home of Beatrix Potter

    Historic Buildings and Monuments, Parks Gardens and Woodlands, Visitor Centres and Museums, Childrens Attractions

  • Visitor Centre or Museum in Cumbria, England
    The Armitt Collection

    Visitor Centre or Museum in Ambleside, Cumbria, England

    Gallery, museum and Library in Ambleside

    Visitor Centres and Museums, Shops

  • Pub or Bar in Cumbria, England
    The Water Edge Inn Bar and Restaurant

    Pub or Bar in Ambleside, Cumbria, England

    Family run Inn on the lake at Ambleside

    Pubs and Bars, Restaurants

  • Sailing in Cumbria, England
    Low Wood Watersports Centre Windermere

    Sailing in Windermere, Cumbria, England

    Lake District activity centre on Windermere with dinghy and keelboat sailing, canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing, wakeboarding and powerboating.

    Sailing and Watersports

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