Ambleside Main Attractions

Windermere Lake Cruises
Welcome to Windermere Lake Cruises - the most popular attraction in Cumbria.

The Armitt Collection
The Armitt Collection is a unique place combining Gallery, Museum and Library. It is a treasure-house for scholarship and fun, art and entertainment. It encapsulates all that is best about Lakeland and its people and preserves that essence for future generations to enjoy. The Armitt Collection is situated in Ambleside, Cumbria, in the very heart of the magnificent English Lake District.

Visit Cumbria
A predominantly rural county, Cumbria is home to the Lake District National Park, considered one of the most beautiful areas of the United Kingdom.

Dove Cottage, The Wordsworth Museum & Art Gallery
Dove Cottage was the home of William Wordsworth from December 1799 to May 1808, the years of his supreme work as a poet.

The Windermere Way
The Windermere Way is a circular walk that takes you right around Lake Windermere. The route includes most of the accessible lake shore paths together with ascents of all the high points around the lake.

Local Information

Ambleside Group Practice
We hope to use our surgery website as a way of presenting all our patients with an up to date resource for all information relating to our practice. We will keep it current with any news, developments & details that are relevant to the practice & our patients.

Ambleside Primary School
Welcome to Ambleside CE Primary School.

University of Cumbria
Find out about the university, its partners, its staff and its mission and vision.

Ambleside and District Choral Society
The Ambleside and District Choral Society is one of the leading choirs in South Cumbria and the Lake District.

Ambleside Cricket Club

Ambleside Horticultural & Craft Society
This society started in 1942 when the Home Guard first introduced the idea of a Flower show, which was then called the Ambleside Flower and Produce Show. It was held once a year in the local halls. Since then the society has grown from strength to strength, with a large range of trophies in many different classes.

Ambleside Kirkstone Rotary Club
Ambleside Kirkstone Club was formed in 2003 with evening meetings conducted in a relaxed style and members of mixed gender.

Ambleside Parish Centre
Located in the heart of the Lake District, complete with wonderful views across parkland to the nearby fells, this superb large venue with a choice of rooms for hire opened in July 2006.

Ambleside Rotary Club
Rotary members are enthusiastic, fun-loving and active volunteers who give their time and talents to serve communities both at home and overseas. These are dedicated people, men and women from business and professions, who share a common interest in helping others.

Ambleside Sports
The origins of organised sports in Ambleside have variously been traced back to the granting of the market charter and the annual fair.

CAMRA Westmorland
The Westmorland Branch of CAMRA covers the old county of Westmorland, which includes Kendal, Appleby-in-Westmorland, the Southern Lake District and South to the Lancashire border plus Sedbergh & Dent.

The Lakes Artists Society
Founded in 1904, the Society holds a Summer Exhibition every year in the New Hall, Grasmere, which attracts over 10,000 visitors.


Zeffirellis Ambleside
Zeffirellis is the Lake District's premier cinema, restaurant and jazz bar.

Lucy's of Ambleside
A food lover's give, to keep and to share in the heart of the English Lake District.

The Log House
The Log House, nestled on Lake Road for nearly one hundred years now offers a unique dining experience, as well as accommodation in our three comfortable double rooms.

Stampers Restaurant
In the cosy, atmospheric cellar of Ambleside's former Stamp House, Stampers has become one of the town's favourite dining places.

Kings Arms Restaurant
Dining at the Kings Arms is an informal occasion, with ample choice to suit all tastes.

Tarantella Restaurant
A modern Italian style restaurant in the heart of the Lakes.


Queen's Hotel Ambleside
We look forward to welcoming you to the Queens Hotel situated in the centre of Ambleside right in the heart of the Lake District.

The Regent Hotel
Our friendly, family-run Regent Hotel, overlooking Lake Windermere, is one of the Lake District’s premier hotels.

Ambleside Lodge
Ambleside Lodge is situated in Ambleside in the heart of the English Lake District, 2 minutes walk from the centre and about 5 minutes walk to Lake Windermere.

The Waterhead Hotel
4 star town house hotel on the shores of Lake Windermere near Ambleside.

Rothay Manor Hotel
Rothay Manor is an elegant Regency country house hotel, with a well known restaurant, in the heart of the Lake District.

Lakes Lodge
Lakes Lodge is a new and exciting concept in Lake District accommodation.

Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel
We are a unique Lake District Hotel located in the remote and unspoilt Langdale Valley.

Smallwood House Hotel
The house was built around 1880 using Westmorland Slate quarried from local mines. Although the building is over 100 years old the interior has been updated to offer accommodation which is pleasant and tasteful and includes en-suite bedrooms with tea/coffee making facilities, televisions, clock radios and hairdryers.

Sawrey House Country Hotel & Restaurant
Situated in Conservation Village famous for Beatrix Potter's Hilltop Farm

Langdale Classic Hotel & Country Club
The award-winning 35-acre Langdale Estate set in the heart of the English Lake District is a natural woodland haven with streams and tarns, dotted with massive millstones and other carefully preserved reminders of its history as a 19th century Lake District gunpowder works.

Lancrigg Hotel & Restaurant
Lancrigg’s timeless charm comes from its unrivalled position overlooking the serene valley of Easedale.

Ivy House Hotel & Restaurant
Ivy House Hotel is a fine Grade 2 listed Georgian house, full of great charm and character in the pretty village of Hawkshead in the English Lake District.


The Rock Shop
In 1996 we opened our first Rock Shop in Ambleside, aiming to create a place where all ages could enjoy and purchase rocks, crystals, minerals and fossils and a large collection of gemstone related items.

Head To The Hills
At Head to the Hills our aim is to provide MORE ADVENTURE FOR YOUR MONEY, to do this we are continually sourcing great value outdoor gear and clothing.

The Climbers Shop
Specialist in climbing, mountaineering, hill walking and fell running gear since 1959.

Gaynors of Ambleside
Gaynors is a family owned and run business in Ambleside - the heart of the Lake District. With a dedication to providing the best possible customer experience, the store has grown into what many consider to be the best Outdoor Retailer in the UK.

Ghyllside Cycles
Get away from the busy roads and enjoy the peace and quiet of the lake district at your own pace, exploring places you may never otherwise of discovered. It doesn't matter if you are new to cycling or an expert, Ghyllside cycles will help you plan the best route to suit you.