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Ambleside


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Ambleside, in the heart of the English Lake District, is situated just half a mile from the northern end of beautiful Lake Windermere, Ambleside`s distinctive green slate buildings merge harmoniously with the green of fields and fells all around. To the north is the spectacular Fairfield Horseshoe which rises to nearly 3000 feet to dominate the skyline; by complete contrast to the west is gentle Loughrigg Fell, beneath which the River Rothay meanders from Grasmere to Ambleside and into Lake Windermere. To the east is steep and stately Wansfell Pike, where on a clear day you can see across the fell tops to the sea or across to the Pennines. Throughout the Middle Ages Ambleside thrived with wool to trade and water power so readily available, the little market centre prospered well on cloth, corn, paper and bobbin mills. Victorian prosperity brought a remarkable boom to Ambleside, as wealthy industrialists built large country houses in the area, especially following the arrival o fthe railway to Windermere in 1847. Since then, tourists have found Ambleside to be a favourite destination, enjoying the warmth and friendliness of the local people, where individuality has created many unique and fascinating features to interest all tastes. We are proud to tell you that you won`t find a superstore for miles; instead, Ambleside offers good, old-fashioned service and courtesy. With a large variety of shops, both traditional, family-run businesses and the latest in retailing in the new Market Cross centre, added to the wide choice of restaurants and coffee houses, cinema, bike hire and horse-drawn carriage that operates between the lake and village centre throughout the season.

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 Places to stay in Ambleside

Ambleside Lodge
Ambleside Cumbria LA22 0EJ
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 Property type: Country House Hotel


Ambleside Lodge is an elegant Lakeland home built circa 1875, and converted to its current use in 1997. The property has been sympathetically converted, and now offers a high standard of accommodation to suit both the discerning traveller and to provide an anchor location whilst you discover the Lake District. Ambleside Lodge is a fine blend of highly commended accommodation with excellent value for money, we continue to offer quality at affordable rates.

Location and supplementary information [view map]
From the North: Leave the M6 at Junction 40 and follow the A66 towards Keswick. Take the A591 south to Ambleside and follow the one-way system around the village. Turn right at the BP petrol station and then as you turn left at the T-junction the Ambleside Lodge is immediately on your right. From the South: Leave the M6 at Junction 36 and follow the A591 towards Ambleside. At the traffic lights at Waterhead bear left following the lake shore and onto the village centre. The Ambleside Lodge is situated on the left immediately before the one-way system.
 
Distance from path: On Route

 
This property is recommended by Sherpa Van
Room TypePer room
2 single ensuite rooms40.00
8 double ensuite rooms70.00
10 twin ensuite rooms70.00


 
dogs accepted here vegetarians catered for packed lunches available evening meal available drying facilities available 
 
Last updated: 8/23/2017

 
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Ambleside YHA
Ambleside  LA22 0EU
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 Property type: Youth Hostel


Ambleside is in the very heart of the Lake District and a popular base for watersports, walking and climbing enthusiasts. This large hostel is just outside a busy village on the shores of Lake Windermere. The views from the hostel lounge and many of the waterfront bedrooms are outstanding and, should you feel the need for an extra degree of comfort, premium rooms are available.

Location and supplementary information [view map]
Take the A591 Windermere road to Steamer Pier. Hostel is on the edge of Windermere Lake.
 

  
 
vegetarians catered for packed lunches available evening meal available drying facilities available 
 
Last updated: 6/3/2015

 
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Elterwater YHA
Elterwater Cumbria LA22 9HX
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Fax: 1539437207


 Property type: Hostel


The Elterwater Hostel, in the heart of the Langdale Valley in the Lake District, Cumbria, is a former YHA Hostel now run independently. The hostel provides simple, comfortable, warm and homely accommodation at a great price and is an ideal base for cycling, walking and climbing trips to the Lakes, or simply a fantastic spot to escape to for a quiet break!

Room TypePer room
40 bunks25.00


 
vegetarians catered for evening meal available drying facilities available 
 
Last updated: 9/16/2015


 
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Elterwater Country Guest House
Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside Cumbria LA22 9WP
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 Property type: Guesthouse


Elterwater Park Country Guest House offers life at a gentle pace, allowing you to relax in a home away from home, taking time to rest alongside the flower beds in the garden, immersing yourself in the stunning scenery that surrounds you. Ramblers and climbers will enjoy the easy access to the Lakeland fells, while walkers on the Cumbria Way will find Elterwater Park the perfect stopover. Nature lovers will be enchanted by the nesting barn swallows in the summer, as well as native bird populations throughout the whole year.

Location and supplementary information [view map]
Located in the heart of the Lake District, you will find us an ideal base for touring the local towns and villages and exploring the country roads. The villages of Ambleside, Coniston, Grasmere and Hawkshead are all nearby, offering a variety of attractions, while Elterwater's 'Lake of Swans' is a short walk away. There is free room to park at least 9 cars. Cyclists welcome. Barn is available to storing bikes, or lockable outside utility. Water tap outside to wash bikes.
 
Distance from path: On route

Room TypePer room
7 double ensuite rooms100.00
2 twin ensuite rooms100.00
1 family ensuite room-


 
dogs accepted here vegetarians catered for this property has an alcohol licence packed lunches available evening meal available drying facilities available 
 
Last updated: 6/3/2015


 
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Britannia Inn
Elterwater Cumbria LA22 9HP
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 Property type: Country House Hotel
 Accreditations: 2 Star Hotel


The Britannia Inn is nestled in the breathtaking Langdale Valley at the heart of the English Lake District. Pub accommodation at the Britannia Inn is comfortable and clean, with scenic views and delicious rustic seasonal pub dining, serving breakfast, lunch and supper. We have two individual bar areas for day visitors and comfortable rooms for tired travellers. MIN 2 NIGHTS at weekend.

Location and supplementary information [view map]
A593 from Ambleside towards Langdale and Coniston. Turn right onto B5343 just before Skelwith Bridge Hotal. Elterwater sign posted on the left of the main road
 

Room TypePer room
7 double ensuite rooms105.00
2 twin ensuite rooms105.00

  
 
dogs accepted here vegetarians catered for this property has an alcohol licence packed lunches available evening meal available 
 
Last updated: 10/13/2016

 
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Eltermere Hotel
Elterwater Cumbria LA22 9HY
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Fax: 1539437207


 Property type: Country House Hotel


A warm welcome to The Eltermere, Elterwater, peace and tranquility in the heart of the Lake District. We have twelve lovely bedrooms at the Eltermere, all with wonderful views, and all of which have been remodelled to be chic and contemporary, with elegant bathrooms. We have a fabulous dining room with views over the lake and gardens where we serve wonderful locally sourced food. We also have a bar, terrace and garden tables where you can relax while we serve you with Lunch, Supper and Afternoon Teas.

Room TypePer room
3 double ensuite rooms140.00
3 twin ensuite rooms140.00

  
 
vegetarians catered for this property has an alcohol licence packed lunches available evening meal available 
 
Last updated: 9/16/2015

 
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Claremont House
Compston Road, Ambleside Cumbria LA22 9DJ
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 Property type: B & B
 Accreditations: 4 Star Hotel


A typical Victorian house which has been modernised without losing its character, Claremont is situated near the centre of Ambleside close to a wide choice of eating houses and pubs. Ambleside is approx. 2 miles off the route.

Distance from path: 2 miles

Room TypePer room
2 double ensuite rooms70.00
2 twin ensuite rooms70.00


 
vegetarians catered for drying facilities available 
 
Last updated: 6/3/2015

 
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pets accepted herePets accepted   packed lunches availablePacked lunches available
evening meal availableEvening meals available   this is a no smoking propertyNo smoking property