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About Ambleside

About Ambleside

The North West England town of Ambleside enjoys proximity to beautiful Windermere, the largest natural lake in the country. The Lake District offers plenty of outdoor opportunities amid its stunning landscapes, such as hiking, mountain biking, lake cruises, and sailing, but there are also historic attractions to explore, such as forts and museums. Stop at the Stock Ghyll Force Waterfall, a must-see – from the railed viewing point, you can watch the magnificent waterfall cascade from a height of 70 feet, surrounded by leafy trees and colourful flowers. While in the area, visit the Bridge House, another popular attraction in Ambleside. The tiny, charming 17th-century stone house sits on a bridge over a rushing brook, making it one of the most photographed buildings in the region.

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What to see in Ambleside

To enjoy the calming greenery of Ambleside, book a hotel close to Stagshaw Gardens, a serene wooded area boasting exotic flowers and plants. The gardens' lush hillside setting offers breathtaking views of Windermere and small waterfalls nearby. History enthusiasts will be pleased to find accommodation deals near the Armitt Library and Museum, approximately 1.5 miles from the gardens. The museum's collections include rare books, manuscripts, geological samples, and archaeological remains, and its interactive exhibitions share fascinating insights on local history.

Visit the ruins of the 2nd-century Ambleside Roman Fort, built to protect important trade routes. Also known as Galava Fort, the Grade-I-listed structure is set amid rolling fields and by the lovely lakeshore. From the fort, venture to Hayes Garden World, under a mile away. Stroll through and admire the sprawling centre's landscaped gardens, go plant shopping, and visit the Pets and Aquatic Centre. Architecture lovers may want a hotel near St Mary's Church, a 1850s Gothic Revival construction known for its stone spire and mural depicting a rushbearing ceremony.

Where to stay in Ambleside

If you're visiting Ambleside for the first time or planning a short trip, consider staying at a hotel close to Ambleside's centre to be close to its major attractions. Look for offers on hotels near Ambleside's Waterhead Pier to be close to the water, lake cruises, and the town of Bowness-on-Windermere. Accommodations in the vibrant area, bustling with eateries, shops, and boat services, are high in demand and best booked in advance. You could also stay in a hotel in Ambleside's surrounding villages, such as Rydal. Visit Rydal Mount, William Wordsworth's picturesque family home from 1813 to 1850. Today, it stands as a small museum containing valuable memorabilia related to the English Romantic poet.

Other quiet holiday accommodations are available in the charming communities of Clappersgate and Grasmere, also within easy reach of Ambleside. Stay in Ambleside's surroundings to visit historic Dove Cottage, Wordsworth's first home in the Lake District; explore Lake District National Park; or hike to Helm Crag, a short and moderately difficult walk that offers gorgeous views from the ridge.