The Lake District is truly breathtaking and our local knowledge will make all the difference to your Lake District break.
Canoeing on Coniston (c) LDNPA
Caption: Canoeing on Coniston (c) LDNPA

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With so many great activities and attractions available for all the family, right on our doorstep, the question is where to start to get the most out of your stay?


A uniquely special place (situated within 5 miles of Hawkshead, Grasmere and Bowness-on-Windermere) Ambleside has a warm, friendly atmosphere and a host of things to enjoy all year round.

For a small town we've got lots to offer, a multitude of small specialist shops, excellent restaurants, lively pubs and three cinemas!

With the town on our doorstep, a day out can start right outside our front door. Relax without the car by taking a pleasant stroll to Lake Windermere, less than one mile away, or get behind the wheel and explore the stunning natural beauty of the Lake District.

Ambleside’s spectacular location offers a wide choice of walking and cycling throughout the year, from gentle strolls, to the challenges of the high fells. All with spectacular scenery.

For an active adventure on Lake Windermere why not try paddle boarding. Lake District Paddle Boarding is Cumbria’s only dedicated Stand Up Paddle Boarding “SUP” provider in the Lake District. We offer paddle boarding introductions and lessons on Derwentwater, Keswick, Coniston Water, Bank Ground farm and Water Head Ambleside on Windermere. Windermere is the largest Lake in the Lake District at 11 miles long. All our SUP lessons and Paddle Board River Tours depart from Waterhead, Ambleside. The sheltered North end of the Lake is perfect for learning to Paddle Board, with sheltered bays and easy access into the mouth of the River Brathay. The close proximity to Ambleside’s lake side pubs is a perfect location stand up paddle boarding followed by a pint , what’s not to like!

For more details and to book please use their website

Visit Hayes Garden World and experience a fun day out for all the family. Hayes Garden World, Lake Road Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0DW. Telephone: 015394 33434

Local Attractions

The huge choice of local attractions makes Ambleside the perfect choice for visitors to the Lake District.

From the Armitt Gallery, Museum and Library - home of much of Beatrix Potter's work - to Zeffirelli's Cinema and a host of outdoor retailers, our staff will be on hand during your stay to help you choose what's best for you.

Located a short drive away in Windermere it’s a great place for everyone to soak up the heritage of The Lake District! You can book tickets online to this attraction. Windermere Jetty is a spectacular new museum that reflects industry and engineering in one of England’s most famously beautiful locations, the Lake District National Park. Within this new museum, we tell the stories behind the boats in our collection, and actively involve our visitors in the crafts and tradition that built them.

Kitted out with maps for stunning walking routes, guides and leaflets galore, you're sure to make the most of your trip to nature's playground with a stay at Ambleside Townhouse!

Book online now or give us a ring on +44 (0)15394 33240 to start planning your stay.

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