Places to stay near University of Cumbria, in town center

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

1768 reviews 8.8

£ 18

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Norwood House

LA22 0BT, Ambleside, Church Street

Centrally located in one of the most picturesque villages of the Lake District, Norwood House is surrounded by dramatic scenery and is just a 15-minute walk from the northern edge of Lake Windermere. Free parking... read more

264 reviews 9.2

£ 46

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Skelwith Bridge Hotel

LA22 9NJ, Ambleside, Skelwith Bridge

Located on the outskirts of Ambleside, Skelwith Bridge Hotel offers en-suite accommodation with free on-site private parking facilities. The property features a garden with a terrace, as well as an à la carte restaurant, a... read more

757 reviews 8.9

£ 60

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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

1213 reviews 9.3

£ 60

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Brathay Hall - Brathay Trust

LA22 0HP, Ambleside, Brathay Hall

Brathay Hall is the residential training centre of Brathay Trust. It provides double, twin and single en-suite accommodation, which are located around the site. Free WiFi and free on-site parking are both available. The property... read more

570 reviews 8.8

£ 65

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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

124 reviews 8.8

£ 70

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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

823 reviews 7.8

£ 79

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Glen Rothay

LA22 9LR, Ambleside, Glen Rothay, Rydal, Ambleside, Cumbria

Situated in the heart of the picturesque Lake District National Park, Glen Rothay is opposite Rydal Water and a 20-minute bus ride from the scenic town of Windermere. Free private parking is available on site.... read more

758 reviews 8.8

£ 79

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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

576 reviews 9.1

£ 82.5

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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

101 reviews 9.2

£ 85

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The Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa

LA22 9BX, Ambleside, Lake Road

With a picturesque location in Ambleside, The Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa 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

946 reviews 9.2

£ 87.3

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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

1133 reviews 9.2

£ 89.1

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Rydal Lodge

LA22 9LR, Ambleside, Rydal

With a beautiful riverside location, Rydal Lodge Hotel offers elegant Lake District accommodation, 2 miles from the centre of Ambleside. With Lake Windermere just 6 minutes’ drive away, this Cumbrian hotel offers a full breakfast... read more

180 reviews 8.7

£ 90

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High Dale House

LA22 0AD, Ambleside, High Dale House Lake Road

Featuring a terrace and free WiFi, High Dale House is located in Ambleside, 2.9 km from Rydal Mount & Gardens. Built in 19th century, the property is within 3.3 km of Rydal Water. At the... read more

311 reviews 9.5

£ 100

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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

277 reviews 9.2

£ 103.55

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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

324 reviews 8.9

£ 107.1

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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 4-star guest accommodation bedrooms have DVD players. The stylish rooms are individually decorated, and each has... read more

1258 reviews 9.1

£ 109.8

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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

208 reviews 9.1

£ 139.5

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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

172 reviews 8.8

£ 145

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Langdale Chase Hotel

LA23 1LW, Windermere, Windermere

With stunning and exclusive panoramic views of Lake Windermere, this beautiful country house is set right on the lake’s shore. Guests can enjoy afternoon tea on the stone terrace overlooking Windermere. The elegant and individually... read more

883 reviews 8.9

£ 154.7

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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.

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.

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

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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.

The cities of 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.