Places to stay in or near town center, Lake District

Ambleside Central

LA22 0AD, Ambleside, 10 Lake Road

In the Lake District, Ambleside Central is a tall Victorian building, offering room-only accommodation with period features. Featuring an Italian restaurant, the guest house is just 2 minutes' walk from Ambleside Bus Station. The stylish... read more

482 reviews 7.7

£ 54.80

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Rothay Garth

LA22 0EE, Ambleside, Rothay Road

The Rothay Garth is a traditional Lakeland guest house with beautiful mountain views. Set in the heart of Ambleside village, The Rothay offers en suite rooms and free parking. Rooms all come with satellite TV’s... read more

551 reviews 9.3

£ 62.67

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The Gables Guest House

LA22 9DJ, Ambleside, Church Walk

With wonderful countryside views, this stylish hotel is 2 minutes' walk from the centre of Ambleside. It offers free Wi-Fi and a tasty breakfast. All the bedrooms have en suite facilities and hairdryers and guests... read more

123 reviews 8.7

£ 65.00

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Lakes Lodge

LA22 0DB, Ambleside, Lake Rd

The family-run Lakes Lodge guest house is situated in Ambleside, 800 metres from Lake Windermere. It offers en suite rooms and a full English breakfast in the morning. Each stylish room has fresh light décor.... read more

1114 reviews 9.2

£ 65.70

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Brathay Lodge

LA22 0EE, Ambleside, Rothay Road

This family-run Ambleside bed and breakfast offers on-site parking, free Wi-Fi, and bedrooms with a spa bath, shower and king-size beds. There are scenic views over Wansfell and Loughrigg. Brathay Lodge was built around 1890... read more

580 reviews 9.1

£ 68.00

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Churchill Inn

LA22 0BH, Ambleside, 33 Lake Road

In the centre of Ambleside, close to all the amenities, Churchill Inn has modern, comfortable rooms, a good breakfast and free private parking. Numerous off-site car parks can be found within a 5-minute walk. Guests... read more

787 reviews 7.8

£ 69.00

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Lake House

LA22 0HD, Ambleside, Lake Rd, Waterhead Bay

With wonderful views across Waterhead Bay and Windermere, the family-run Lake House offers cooked breakfasts and leafy gardens. The stylish rooms are individually decorated, and each has tea/coffee facilities. All rooms have a work desk... read more

1218 reviews 9.1

£ 72.00

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Quaysiders Club

LA22 0HJ, Ambleside, Borrans Road Waterhead

The Quaysiders Club is located on the shore of Lake Windermere at Waterhead, which is a short walk from the village of Ambleside. Waterhead has several bars, restaurants and cafés. Each of the hotel rooms... read more

193 reviews 9.4

£ 72.00

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Claremont House

LA22 9DJ, Ambleside, Compston Road

Claremont House is a Victorian building located in the scenic village of Ambleside, just 10 minutes' walk from the famous Lake Windermere. Guests can also enjoy a full Cumbrian breakfast. Rooms at Claremont House all... read more

179 reviews 9.6

£ 74.00

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Brantfell House

LA22 0EE, Ambleside, Rothay Road

Just a short stroll from Ambleside’s village centre, this beautiful Victorian house has excellent breakfasts and boutique-style rooms, many with views of the fells. Wi-Fi is free. Brantfell House has a Visit Britain Silver Award... read more

202 reviews 9.7

£ 78.00

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The Fisherbeck

LA22 0DH, Ambleside, Old Lake Road, Ambleside, Cumbria

Just half a mile from the shores of beautiful Lake Windermere, The Fisherbeck offers scenic views across the Lake District. There is free parking, free Wi-Fi and award-winning breakfasts. The individually designed rooms at The... read more

205 reviews 9.3

£ 79.00

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Regent Hotel By The Lake

LA22 0ES, Ambleside, Waterhead Bay

This family-run hotel overlooks Lake Windermere and has free parking, free Wi-Fi and fine food. The shops of Ambleside are a 10-minute stroll away. Each room at Regent By The Lake has a TV and... read more

1376 reviews 9.3

£ 81.45

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Barnes Fell

LA22 0BD, Ambleside, Low Gale

This property has views over the Lakeland Fells and also offers free WiFi. Barnes Fell is in an elevated position above the main village of Ambleside, yet just a 2-minute walk from the centre. There... read more

147 reviews 9.8

£ 84.00

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Hillsdale B&B in Ambleside

LA22 0BT, Ambleside, Church Street

Built from traditional Lakeland stone, Hillsdale B&B in Ambleside offers fresh cooked breakfasts and bright bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. In the centre of beautiful Ambleside, there is also free parking. The family-run Hillsdale B&B... read more

116 reviews 9.7

£ 88.00

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Elder Grove

LA22 0DB, Ambleside, Lake Road

Located in the English Lake District, Elder Grove bed & breakfast offers award-winning breakfasts, and a quiet bar with free tea and coffee and free Wi-Fi. Ambleside town centre is a 5-minute walk away. The... read more

78 reviews 9.5

£ 88.00

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With a picturesque location in Ambleside, Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection features a modern spa and a brasserie. There is free parking and spacious rooms with free WiFi and scenic views towards Wansfell. The... read more

934 reviews 9.2

£ 89.10

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Crow How Country Guest House

LA22 9PN, Ambleside, Rydal Road

Set in the historic Rydal Valley, amidst the fells, sits Crow How Country Guest House. Crow How is situated next to a working farm, a 15 minute walk from Ambleside town centre and is surrounded... read more

352 reviews 9.4

£ 89.96

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Rothay Manor Hotel

LA22 0EH, Ambleside, Rothay Bridge

In the heart of the Lake District, this luxury country house hotel offers an AA rosette restaurant, free Wi-Fi and award-winning breakfasts. Lake Windermere is only 400 metres away. Each spacious, individually designed room at... read more

313 reviews 8.9

£ 107.10

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The Waterhead Hotel

LA22 0ER, Ambleside, Lake Road

Next to Lake Windermere, the stylish Waterhead Hotel offers free spa passes, an AA-Rosette restaurant and elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi. Ambleside is just a 10-minute walk away. The spacious rooms each have a flat-screen... read more

518 reviews 9.2

£ 118.00

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Langdale Hotel & Spa

LA22 9JD, Ambleside, The Langdale Estate

In the heart of the Lake District, this 4-star woodland estate offers a luxury spa, award-winning dining and 35 acres of scenic grounds. Langdale Hotel is a 10-minute drive from Ambleside. Rooms at Langdale each... read more

416 reviews 9

£ 130.00

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The historic and famous market still exists today, despite being in a different location in the town centre. The town has been taken over many times and has been under Roman, Viking and Victorian rule. Despite having these different influences, the main influence in terms of architecture is Victorian, rather than Roman or Viking.

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What to do while staying in Ambleside Cumbria town centre ?

bed and breakfast near university of cumbriaThe town in Cumbria has a very diverse list of activities that are fun for all the family to enjoy. As mentioned before, Ambleside is situated at the opening to Lake Windermere, so it really is not far to travel to the lake. Several people choose to hire boats to go across lake Windermere and this really can be fun and enjoyable for all the family.

Ambleside really is one of the best small towns to stay in for people who want a base to go and have the freedom to explore the Lake district and Cumbria on their own. There is now a diverse range of accommodation, from quite luxurious hotels, to wonderfully quaint and tranquil bed & breakfast’s and guest houses with free parking to Ambleside cottages for a self catering holiday. Some rooms have Lakeland views and balconies.

If you fancy something more adventurous than a hike around the lake district, then there is also a climbing wall nearby the small town. This kind of thing is perfect if you have small children, who could find hiking boring and not fun enough.

While you are there, you may as well go and visit the museum about Wordsworth. This famous writer resided in Ambleside and the museum really is interesting, telling you about where the famous writer did his work and also a little bit about the history of the town.

Hotel and B&B rooms or Holiday Homes !

room town centreSecuring the right accommodation for the night or a weekend could be the key to you having a truly fantastic holiday in Ambleside Cumbria. The small town is full of cheap b&b’s that provide you with all the necessities of living and don’t charge you through the roof for them. A bed and breakfast room is ideal for the people who are simply looking for a good place to sleep.

The more fancy hotels feature a swimming pool and other great facilities such as a spa and gym. Something that is worth a mention is the fact that the town centre is quite popular for university students. The University of Cumbria has a campus in the town and although the vast majority of students are quiet and respectful of the peaceful atmosphere that the residents want, sometimes it can be probably best to try and secure a b&b or hotel room, slightly outside of the town centre, which can get very loud on occasion, particularly on a student night. Many establishments offer free car parking during your holiday.

Another alternative arrangement, for those who love being outside is a nearby camping, caravan site, country houses, self catering cottages and holiday homes.

One of the most popular properties in the village is the YHA Ambleside hostel, located right at Lake Windermere a short walk from shops and restaurants. YHA offer budget friendly hostel accommodation with shared bathroom and bunk beds.

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Hotels near University of Cumbria – LA22 9BB postcode

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Campus University of Cumbria Address

Address : Charlotte Mason Building, University of Cumbria, Rydal Road, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9BB

Find the perfect stay in central Ambleside United Kingdom nearby the campus of University of Cumbria on Rydal Road. Hotels and bed & breakfasts for one night, 1,2,3,4 nights, for the weekend or more nights.

Train Station

Main railway station ?

The nearest train station is in Windermere, approximately 4 miles from town. There are regular bus services between Windermere and Ambleside.

There are frequent train services, provided by TransPeninne Express, from Windermere to Manchester, Manchester Airport and Oxenholme Lake District railway station. Oxenholme is served by Virgin Trains running from Birmingham and central London to Carisle, and central Glasgow /Edinburgh in Scotland.

Location – Where is the town

Where is Ambleside ?

The town of Ambleside is located in the centre of the Lake District, in the north-west of England. It lies in the county of Cumbria, at the head of Lake Windermere, which is the country’s largest lake.

Accommodation in Manchester and Liverpool Merseyside are a 2 hour drive away. London can be reached in 6 hours, or in 5 hours by train.

Distance to

Tourists and visitors flying to Ambleside have several options.

The Lake District can be reached from following airports ; Manchester MAN airport, Liverpool LPL Airport, Newcastle Upon Tyne International airfield and Glasgow GLA Airport (see hotels nearby). Smaller airports in the region are Carisle Airport and Blackpool BLK.

Must See Attractions and Sights

Hill Top

(nr Sawrey, LA22 0LF England)

Hill Top was once owned by Beatrix Potter. It’s a lovely little house with a lovely little garden.

Wray Castle

(Ordnance Survey, Low Wray, Hawkshead, United Kingdom)

National Trust Gothic Castle near Ambleside. The castle is a fantastic place to visit with stunning views of Lake Windermere and the stunning fells.

Stock Ghyll Force

(Seathwaite Wansfell, Cumbria England UK)

Pretty 70 foot waterfall, a 10 minutes walk from the town centre.

Bridge House

(Rydal Road, Ambleside, Cumbria United Kingdom)

Bridge House is a very quaint house on a bridge in the middle of town.