Places to stay in or near town center, Lake District

Low Wood Bay

LA23 1LP, Windermere, Ambleside Road,

In a most spectacular location on the shores of England’s longest lake, Windermere, Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa is the Lake District’s first resort offering a number of facilities. Guests have a choice of... read more

1436 reviews 8

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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

LA23 3DF, Bowness-on-Windermere, 23 Church St

On the shores of Lake Windermere, Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa has an award-winning restaurant, a beauty spa and scenic views. Windermere centre is a 20-minute walk away. Parking available at £20 per night.... read more

2912 reviews 8.2

£ 138.00

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The Ro Hotel Windermere

LA23 3BA, Bowness-on-Windermere, Helm Road

The Ro Hotel is a new hotel in the heart of Bowness-on Windermere. More than just a hotel, we are an all-day destination for tourists and locals, a place that you can go with friends... read more

1294 reviews 7.6

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Bridge House Hotel & Silver Howe View Cottage

LA22 9SN, Grasmere, Church Bridge

The extensively-refurbished Bridge House Hotel is set in Grasmere, directly across from St Oswalds Church and the graveyard where William Wordsworth rests. The hotel sits in its own mature grounds, with beautiful views overlooking the... read more

277 reviews 8.9

£ 160.00

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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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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.