Welcome to Ambleside

The complete guide to the town of Ambleside in the Lake District, with local, business and tourist information, accommodation, restaurant, services and shopping guide all brought to you in association with Hayes Garden World. This guide also features the nearby villages or hamlets of Rydal, Grasmere, Elterwater, Langdale and Skelwith.

As a tourist destination Ambleside has a long and distinguished history providing a living for many residents for over 150 years. This proud history has included many well known personalities including William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter with a number of museums and memorials in Ambleside dedicated to them. The last twenty five years have seen a revolution in tourist provision however, as upgrading of catering at all levels has been led by the market and by encouragement from official bodies.

Ambleside is a very convenient starting point for all excursions around Lake Windermere and the Lake District whether driving, cycling or walking as it is situated at the centre of the areas road network. Ambleside is also a prime location for Lake Windermere cruises. Ambleside is a major base for walking, mountaineering and mountain biking around the Lake Windermere area. It has a wide selection of hotels, guest houses, shops, pubs and restaurants.