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Ambleside Waterhead

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Just a healthy walk from Ambleside and a great view

Waterhead is a healthy walk from the hustle of Ambleside and it is well worth it. Two routes... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
A lovely spot on the shores of Windermere

The cruisers stop at this point where you can get off and change boats or take the opportunity to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kendal, 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 5 days ago

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

Thank Keith_Travel_Lite
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank lakelover908
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've attempted to visit Ambleside Waterhead twice in the last four months on two separate visits to the Lake District. Both times have been an absolute waste of time. Yes it looks lovely. However it would be nice to see it from a perspective other...More

Thank Davidjhall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place to spend a few hours watching the boats , lots of cafes and gift shops nearby , apart from the boats theres not a lot too do but its still lovely. Cafes are not cheap and along with parking will such a few...More

Thank Peter e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ambleside and Waterhead are really worth a visit. Lots of parking, places to eat and plenty to do. Lovely views. Try to arrive early as traffic can queue coming in from Windermere! Ferry leaves on regular basis. Small bus takes you from Waterhead up to...More

Thank Dianne R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A magnet for tourists, this idyllic lakeside venue is hard to fault. When we eventually got parked (private parking, thankfully) having fought through extremely heavy traffic, the staff proved to be helpful and charming. Our room was probably the nicest I've ever stayed in, with...More

Thank CSEBob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are going here over the bank holiday period give yourself plenty of time to travel. On the A591 approach to Ambleside can be very busy with hold ups up to half an hour. Ambleside is quite small with a few restaurants bars and...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely place to sit and unwind. Plenty of cafes/restaurants. Excellent view of the lake. Always pop here when i am in the area

Thank Gillian E
Reviewed August 21, 2018

great for families, couples, and doggies! plenty of places to get a coffee and cake and to eat snacks/meals, something for everyone really. You can go on the boats, and you can feed ducks with special feed. Nice if you like walking! If you looking...More

Thank EllieBeeBee
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful scenery by the Lake. Boats come and go from the pier. Lovely walks and places to eat for either snacks or evening meals.

Thank Denise B
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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.