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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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