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Ambleside Waterhead

Cumbria La22 0Er, Ambleside, England
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Iconic lakeside views

A chance to sit and watch the boats. Nice place for a drink, coffee or fish & chips. I remember... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
London, United Kingdom
Amazing place and visit regularly

We love Ambleside and visit often on walking trips teamed with nice food and time to relax. There... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Huddersfield, 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 trip. The bus stops next to the world famous; Ambleside Sheepskins. If you decide to pop in to Ambleside Sheepskins, you might be lucky and bump into the odd celebrity or two shopping. Anything Sheepskin can be found in there 2 high street shops, boasting the best selection of sheepskin slippers, sheepskin rugs, cowhide rugs, reindeer skins in the UK. As well as the Local Herdwick Sheepskin rugs. They also offer to post your goods if you can not carry them back home with you. If you walk a further 300 yards up the road you will come across the best deli in the village, Stockghyll Fine Foods, takeaway pies, sandwiches & sweets - highly recommended! For walking and outdoor gear visit Cunninghams around the corner. Cunningham's was established in 1971 by Stewart Cunningham, an Ambleside lad who spent his early years on the fells in the Lake District. He opened the Ambleside store to meet the needs of the many walkers drawn to the Lakes. He has watched the technology evolve over the years from Ventile jackets and canvas rucksacks to the advent of Gore-tex and other fabric technologies. Cunningham's now has six stores across England, Scotland and Wales.
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“boat trip” (24 reviews)
“waters edge” (6 reviews)
Cumbria La22 0Er, Ambleside, England
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

A chance to sit and watch the boats. Nice place for a drink, coffee or fish & chips. I remember this view from a jigsaw.

Thank Jonhayes
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We love Ambleside and visit often on walking trips teamed with nice food and time to relax. There is everything you could need from great places to eat such as the Lake Road Kitchen, cinema and plenty of shops and coffee houses. Lovely for a...More

Thank elsa23101
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Although not a good selection of Sunday lunches . In fact only one beef. It was really enjoyable and view is fab

Thank Elizado31
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Wow! Beautiful place and loved staying here - would recommend. We took some nice walks from This location

Thank Jenni P
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The ferries from Bowness arrive at Waterhead, and the area is always busy with tourists. The town of Ambleside is about a mile away(an easy level stroll) or for those who prefer not to walk, a shuttle "wagon" goes back and forth to the Town...More

Thank Mrs Jackie C
Reviewed 2 August 2017

On a nice day this is one of the best views in the world. Looking down Windermere with water everywhere. A nice place to wander around especially if you've got your camera with you. Well worth a visit !

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Went here today to see if we could get on a boat trip on the lake. We were willing to pay the prices of the boat trip, But not the £5 parking fee even with a Blue Badge. Just a rip off! So just bought...More

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We changed boats here from the lake cruise to the launch to visit the National Trust Wray Castle. Very slick connection and attractive waterside area. Another day we passed through on the way to NT Hilltop. We found the one-way system initially confusing but turned...More

Thank Rosey38
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Yes, prime location, edge of lake, lovely setting and all that but drinks nearly 30% dearer than the next dearest is ridiculous in my view.

Thank mantalk
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We arrived a lot earlier than expected and leaving our car in the Car Park wasn't any trouble at all which left us a few hours to explore the area once again. Fab, relaxing, peaceful place. Busier main town and facilities are a short stroll...More

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Derek R
18 April 2015|
Response from bash99 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can walk. It is only one mile to Ambleside.