Self-catering holiday accommodation in Ambleside
At the north tip of Lake Windermere, Ambleside is one of the most central Lake District towns in the National Park within easy reach of the popular towns and villages such as Coniston, Keswick, Windermere, Grasmere and Ullswater. Its lakeside access makes it a wonderful base for those looking to spend their Lake District holiday around Windermere.
In the town itself there’s an array of pubs and eateries, more than expected for a small town mainly down to its popularity with the tourism industry. Many of the lake’s walks leave from Ambleside - one such walk is up to Stock Ghyll Force waterfall, a 70-foot spectacle in a beautiful woodland. The walk is almost flat allowing easy walking, although in the woodland there are some steps and many leaves underfoot. Along the walk from the town you pass Bridge House, one of the most photographed buildings in the National Park. The building built over the river was built here originally to avoid land tax - it is now part of the National Trust, where they have opened it to the public.
Our complete guide to Ambleside offers up even more ideas on how to spend your holiday here.