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Ambleside Waterhead

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Got off the boat and free toilets what a novelty. Wonderful cafe on pier plus fish and chip shop... read more

Reviewed November 22, 2018

Water head is a quaint little stop after the boat trip . It’s about 1 mile from the main town of... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2018
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Lake Windermere ends around one mile short of Ambleside at Waterhead, and can come as a shock to boat passengers expecting to be in the town. But don't worry! There is an Electric Bus that take you into the centre of Ambleside. It is well worth the...more
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Reviewed November 22, 2018

Got off the boat and free toilets what a novelty. Wonderful cafe on pier plus fish and chip shop. Excellent pet shop. Then a lovely walk to Ambleside via Borrans Park and Roman fort. Ambleside shops are plentiful with ample independent shop. Nice bakers. Came...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 16, 2018

basically a ferry stop. plenty of places to eat and drink with costly car parking but nowhere to shop or go sightsseeing

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

Water head is a quaint little stop after the boat trip . It’s about 1 mile from the main town of Ambleside only a 2-3 minutes drive in the car . Well worth the visit

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jimpendrigh
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

This offers pleasures of the highest order with the expanse of Windermere set against the fells. Autumn is a specially wonderful time. For the active, boats can be hired, walks undertaken along the Lakes edge, or fells climbed. For the less active there are plenty...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 1949etwall
Reviewed October 22, 2018

We booked a ferry tour from Ambleside al the way to Bowness. This included tickets to the motor museum. Since it was drizzling the whole time we could sit in the boat and enjoy the views. The Motor museum was beautiful small but lots of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Anjali S
Reviewed October 18, 2018

We took the boat from Bowness to Waterhead and thoroughly enjoyed the trip. What a lovely treat at the end. A pleasant walk into Ambleside in the sunshine, enjoying all the autumn colours. A most enjoyable day. The is a shuttle that you can take...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AMWN
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Took the ferry from Bowness and walked into town from the pier. You can also take a shuttle for a couple pounds. Lovely shops and streets and we walked back along the river and out to the lake. Stunning. A must see village.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Parked up and had a walk around the area. Lovely spot. We had our 3 dogs with us and took a trip on the ferry down to bowness. This was a super way to see lake Windermere. Fantastic scenery would thoroughly recommend a visit and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dockymomo
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Waterhead is a healthy walk from the hustle of Ambleside and it is well worth it. Two routes, along the road or road and parks. A few well organised bars on the lake front and coffee/tea places as well as ice cream. Close to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Keith_Travel_Lite
Reviewed September 14, 2018

The cruisers stop at this point where you can get off and change boats or take the opportunity to look around. There are eateries and plenty of places to get drinks. There are also shops to browse or take a walk into Ambleside. There is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Derek R
April 18, 2015|
Response from bash99 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can walk. It is only one mile to Ambleside.