Ambleside is an easy bus trip from Windermere and you can also catch a boat from various destinations on Lake Windermere.
Ambleside is a small village so most places can be visited by walking around.
- The Armitt Library and Museum - provides a fascinating source of local history
- Stock Ghyll Force, a spectacular 70 foot waterfall
- Bridge House – a 17th-century structure over Stock Ghyll, now used as an information centre for the national Trust.
- Homes of Football, 100 Lake Road, ☎ +44 15394 34440. Weekdays 10am – 2pm (guaranteed, will sometimes stay open later). Weekends 10.30am – 4.30pm. Exhibition of photographs by Stuart Clarke, taken at football matches or football-related events all around the world. A fascinating insight into football culture. Strongly recommended.
- Wray Castle, Low Wray, LA22 0JA (4 miles south of Ambleside), ☎ +44 15394 33250, e-mail: email@example.com.
- Hill Top, Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, LA22 0LF (7 miles south of Ambleside), ☎ +44 15394 36269, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feed the swans near the jetty.
- Stock Ghyll Force.
- Waterhead, Lake Road, ☎ +44 15394 32566. Check-in: 3:00pm, check-out: 11:00am. 4 stat town house boutique hotel. £56.50-£113 pppn.
- The Drunken Duck Inn, ☎ +44 15394 36347, e-mail: email@example.com. Barngates, Tariff £90 upwards.
- Ambleside Lodge, Rothay Road, LA22 0EJ, ☎ +44 15394 31681, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Bed and Breakfast. Tariff £30 upwards. Self-catering.
- Rydal Mount – home of William Wordsworth