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Ambleside is a town in Cumbria. It is located at the head of Windermere, England’s largest lake, within the Lake District National Park.

Boats at Ambleside. Jetty for steamers in the background.

Get in

Get around


  • The Armitt Library and Museum - provides a fascinating source of local history
  • Stock Ghyll Force, a spectacular 70 foot waterfall
  • Bridge House – a 17th century structure over Stock Ghyll, now used as an information centre for the national Trust.
  • Homes of Football[1], 100 Lake Road. 015394 34440. Weekdays 10am – 2pm (guaranteed, will sometimes stay open later). Weekends 10.30am – 4.30pm. Exhibition of photographs by Stuart Clarke, taken at football matches or football-related events all around the world. A fascinating insight into football culture. Strongly recommended.


Feed the swans near the jetty.

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  • The Drunken Duck Inn, [2] Barngates, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0NG, Telephone +44 15394 36347, email: [email protected] Tariff £90 upwards.
  • Ambleside Lodge, [3] Bed and Breakfast, Ambleside Lodge, Rothay Road, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0EJ, Telephone +44 15394 31681, e-mail: [email protected] Tariff £30 upwards.

Get out

  • Rydal Mount – home of William Wordsworth[4]

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