Places to stay in or near town center, Lake District

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

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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 a 3 AA rosette restaurant, free Wi-Fi and award-winning breakfasts. Lake Windermere is only 400 metres away. Each spacious, individually designed room... read more

343 reviews 9
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£ 201.60

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The Waterhead Inn

LA22 0ER, Ambleside, Lake Road

Next to Lake Windermere, the stylish Waterhead Inn offers an onsite restaurant/bar and comfortable rooms, many of which have lake views. Ambleside is just a 10-minute walk away. The spacious rooms each have a flat-screen... read more

986 reviews 8.6
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Barnes Fell Apartments

LA22 0BD, Ambleside, Low Gale

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

124 reviews 9.9
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£ 1.00

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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

426 reviews 9.7
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£ 90.00

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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

481 reviews 9.2
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£ 86.00

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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 in 2 acres of private woodland gardens surrounded by countryside views, the Fairfield Horseshoe and Loughrigg... read more

423 reviews 9.3
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£ 1.00

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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

2074 reviews 9
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£ 1.00

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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. the guest house is just 2 minutes' walk from Ambleside Bus Station. The stylish rooms are decorated with... read more

603 reviews 7.5
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£ 68.50

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Ambleside Townhouse

LA22 0DB, Ambleside, Lake Rd

The family-run Ambleside Townhouse 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. Ambleside Townhouse... read more

1307 reviews 9.2
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£ 72.90

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Ambleside Lake House

LA22 0HD, Ambleside, Lake Rd, Waterhead Bay

Set above Waterhead Bay in Ambleside, the family-run Ambleside Lake House is a 4-start guest house, with green surroundings. The rooms are individually decorated, and each has tea and coffee facilities. All rooms have a... read more

1399 reviews 9
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£ 1.00

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The Temperance Inn

LA22 0BH, Ambleside, 33 Lake Road

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

542 reviews 8
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£ 1.00

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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

718 reviews 8.8
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£ 70.00

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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

181 reviews 8.7
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£ 1.00

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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

217 reviews 9.1
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£ 78.00

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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

125 reviews 9.7
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£ 1.00

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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

330 reviews 9.6
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£ 54.00

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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

631 reviews 8.8
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£ 1.00

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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

186 reviews 9.6
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£ 85.00

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Wateredge Inn

LA22 0EP, Ambleside, Borrans Road

Wateredge Inn stands on the shores of Lake Windermere, a short walk from Ambleside centre. Set across two former 17th century fishermen's cottages, it offers cosy bedrooms and period features. The individual bedrooms each have... read more

1337 reviews 8.9
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£ 143.64

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Melrose Guesthouse

LA22 0BT, Ambleside, Church Street

Set within the heart of the beautiful Lake District in the idyllic village of Ambleside, Melrose Guesthouse offers spacious rooms and is just 15 minutes’ walk from Lake Windermere. The 4-star rooms at Melrose feature... read more

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YHA Ambleside

LA22 0EU, Ambleside, Waterhead

The YHA Ambleside sits on the shores of Lake Windermere in the Lake District. It offers a range of budget accommodation and a café serving local food. After being refurbished, the property now boasts newly... read more

1496 reviews 8.7
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YHA Langdale

LA22 9HJ , Ambleside, High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside

Set in a grand Victorian mansion, YHA Langdale is a National Trust property with leafy grounds, cosy log fires and a restaurant. The Lake District hostel is situated between Elterwater and Grasmere. The bright and... read more

112 reviews 9
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£ 1.00

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Meadowbank

LA22 9BA, Ambleside, Rydal Road

Looking out across the beautiful Lake District, family-run Meadowbank bed and breakfast is just 5 minutes’ walk from Ambleside’s charming centre. It serves freshly cooked breakfasts, made with local produce. Each bright room features a... read more

285 reviews 8.9
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Ferndale Lodge

LA22 0DB, Ambleside, Lake road

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. Light, airy rooms each include tea and coffee... read more

755 reviews 8.8
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£ 42.50

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Rothay House

LA22 0EE, Ambleside, Rothay Road

Rothay House is a guest house, set just off the main road and a 5-minute walk from Ambleside town centre. Only 1 mile from Lake Windermere, it serves local produce and homemade jams and marmalades... read more

248 reviews 9.5
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£ 65.00

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Wordsworths Guest House

LA22 0DB, Ambleside, Lake Road, Ambleside

Offering fresh, elegant rooms with fell views, Wordworths Guest House provides free parking in Ambleside’s centre. Lake Windermere is only a 10-minute walk away. Each room at Wordsworths features an en suite bathroom with underfloor... read more

274 reviews 9.9
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£ 55.00

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The Ambleside Inn

LA22 9BU, Ambleside, Market Place

Located in the pretty Lake District village of Ambleside, this 18th-century hotel is situated in the centre of this historic town, with all the amenities on your doorstep. Lake Windermere can be reached after a... read more

859 reviews 7.9
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£ 78.00

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3 Cambridge Villas

LA22 9DL, Ambleside, Church Street

In the heart of Lake District National Park, this family-run Victorian guest house offers rooms with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Ambleside’s pubs, shops and restaurants are only metres away. Full English and continental breakfast... read more

56 reviews 9.1
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£ 51.83

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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.