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About Ambleside

Situated close to the heart of the Lakes, Ambleside is perfectly positioned for holidaymakers to explore and enjoy the region’s diverse charms. Immediately south you have the delightfully gentle waters of Windermere, and a host of civilised pursuits that make use of its gentle terrain and perennial popularity, whilst to the north the land opens up into more high altitude attractions beyond the wild beauty of Kirkstone Pass.

Holiday cottages in Ambleside offer many other attractions too. The town itself is popular without ever becoming overburdened and there’s a wonderful array of ways to enjoy your holiday – including crazy golf on the White Platts field, catching up with the latest film releases at Zeffirellis cinema and restaurant, sampling fine food and ales at some fantastic pubs and restaurants and exploring the town’s boutique shops. Many active explorers use their holiday cottages in Ambleside as base-camp before heading out to hike, climb or cycle around the region’s wilder corners. However you choose to enjoy your time in Ambleside, we’re sure you’ll have a happy holiday to remember.

Inspire: Ambleside Holiday Articles

The Lakes and Cumbria’s Loveliest Locations

Make some memories where majestic mountains meet shimmering lakes. The South and Central Lakes are an ideal base to explore the National Park and beyond. Cumbria Tourism offer their expert insight on some of the best and most beautiful Lake District locations to visit.

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Fine Dining

The Lake District isn’t short of perfect places to eat. Whether you’re looking for a Michelin starred meal for two, hearty pub grub in glorious surroundings, ornate tea for two or a quick pit stop as you make your way from one gorgeous location to another – you will find a wealth of wonderful choice.

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Exploring the Lakes - Day 2

Our good fortune continues into Day 2 of our Lakes exploration: with searing summer heat and blue skies greeting us as we stop off at Sizergh Barn for breakfast on the way to Windermere.

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The Great British Lake Off

There’s nowhere quite like the Lake District: a breathtaking region offering some of the country’s finest and most iconic views. This is a place where gorgeous lakes occupy centre stage, surrounded by the scooped out valleys, famous fells and imposing peaks of this deservedly popular National Park.

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Literary Locations

Celebrated for its vast and awesome bodies of water surrounded by majestic fells, Lakeland’s other claim to worldwide fame are the writers and luminaries, who were excited and influenced by its wonderful landscapes.

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The Best Bars and Pubs in the Lakes

There’s a proud tradition of innkeeping right across the majestic Lake District, and the growing popularity of craft beers and artisan spirits makes this a great time to sample that tradition for yourself.

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