Ambleside will introduce you to some of the finest and most dramatic scenery in England. The town lies right at the heart of the Lake District National Park, on the northern shore of Lake Windermere.

Ambleside is  the centre of England's most popular walking area and  maintains one of the busiest Volunteer Mountain Rescue Teams in the country. It has a Tourist Information Centre and there is easy access to  Climbing,  Cycling and Water Sports. 

Ambleside is equally popular for visitors seeking a relaxing break with a wonderful artistic and literary heritage. There is much to explore in the Country Houses, galleries, museums and an innovative Cinema/Restaurant. There are many high quality restaurants, numerous pubs and takeaways, catering for the most eclectic tastes as well as those with limited budgets. A variety of  interesting shops and specialist retailers abound, including the largest independent outdoor equipment shop in the U.K. and  one of Englands finest Garden Centres. 

Visitors can choose from a wide selection of  excursions including exciting bus trips by “Mountain Goat” and boat trips on Lake Windermere. There is even a horse-drawn bus which travels between the town centre and the lake. Ambleside has something for everyone.