Places to stay in or near town center, Lake District

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

313 reviews 9.4

£ 107.43

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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

1437 reviews 9.3

£ 99.00

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The Daffodil Hotel & Spa

LA22 9PR, Grasmere, Keswick Road

The Daffodil Hotel and Spa offers contemporary luxury on the shores of Grasmere water, located in the heart of The Lake District and just a short walk into Grasmere village. A full English breakfast is... read more

2357 reviews 9

£ 155.70

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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. Each room... read more

1093 reviews 9.3

£ 86.85

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Ambleside Lake House

LA22 0HD, Ambleside, Lake Rd, Waterhead Bay

With wonderful views across Waterhead Bay, the family-run Ambleside 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 and... read more

1180 reviews 9.1

£ 99.00

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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

581 reviews 9.1

£ 80.00

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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

125 reviews 8.7

£ 60.00

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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

118 reviews 9.7

£ 88.00

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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

1205 reviews 9.3

£ 54.00

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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, a café serving local food, and self-catering facilities. After being refurbished, the property now... read more

1826 reviews 8.8

£ 15.00

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The Mortal Man Inn

LA23 1PL, Troutbeck, Troutbeck

Situated in a beautiful part of the Lake District, The Mortal Man offers stunning scenery, and delicious food made with local produce. Bedrooms have magnificent views. The country house-style rooms at The Mortal Man Inn... read more

478 reviews 8.6

£ 78.00

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Eltermere Inn

LA22 9HY, Elterwater, Elterwater

With wonderful views over Lake Eltermere, Eltermere Inn is in the heart of the Langdale Valley. The historic country house has luxury rooms, a creative restaurant and a cosy bar with free Wi-Fi. The elegant... read more

188 reviews 9

£ 118.15

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Nanny Brow

LA22 9NF, Ambleside, Clappersgate

Nanny Brow offers award-winning accommodation in a period Arts and Craft house situated on its own private crag, surrounded by 6 acres of private garden with river and mountain views. The house has direct access... read more

179 reviews 9.2

£ 153.00

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Briery Wood Hotel

LA23 1ES, Ambleside, Ambleside Road

Set close to Lake Windermere, just a 5-minute walk from Long Wood Bay Watersports Centre and a 2-minute drive from Ambleside, Briery Wood Hotel is surrounded by peaceful fields and woodland. The traditional property has... read more

311 reviews 9.3

£ 79.00

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Stiles of Ambleside

LA22 9DJ, Ambleside, Compston Road

Located in the town of Ambleside, in the heart of the Lake District National Park, these rooms are situated above Stiles Coffee Bar, both featuring views of the surrounding fells. Both rooms have new divan... read more

120 reviews 9.8

£ 91.20

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Lake View Country House

LA22 9TD, Grasmere, Lake View Drive, Grasmere

Featuring free WiFi and a garden, Lake View Country House offers pet-friendly accommodation in Grasmere. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms have a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room.... read more

242 reviews 9.1

£ 80.50

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The Unicorn inn

LA22 9DT, Ambleside, North Road

Set within the oldest traditional pub in Ambleside and set 2.7 km from Rydal, The Unicorn inn features a restaurant, bar and free WiFi. Offering 6 bedrooms, they feature a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making... read more

510 reviews 8.4

£ 48.97

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High Dale House

LA22 0AD, Ambleside, High Dale House Lake Road

High Dale House features accommodation with a garden and free WiFi, and is located in Ambleside. The bed and breakfast offers a seating area with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with free toiletries,... read more

318 reviews 9.5

£ 100.00

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Diamond Lodge Boutique Adults Only Guest House

LA22 0DN, Ambleside, Lake Road

Situated in Ambleside, between Lake Windermere and the village centre, Diamond Lodge Boutique Guest House features free WiFi access and ample free private parking. Rooms include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and scenic views... read more

562 reviews 9.8

£ 112.50

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Thorneyfield Guest House

LA22 9DJ, Ambleside, Thorneyfield Guest House Compston Road

Located in Ambleside, within 2.5 km of Rydal Mount & Gardens and 3.4 km of Rydal Water, Thorneyfield Guest House offers accommodation with free WiFi. At the guest house, all rooms are equipped with a... read more

99 reviews 9.5

£ 42.00

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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.