Manchester and the English Lake District

Ambleside
in the Lake District of Northern England


Ambleside lies
at the north end of Lake Windermere in the valley of the River Rothay
between Loghrigg Fell and Wansfell, and is a major centre for walking
and climbing within the National Park, as witnessed by the large number
of shops which cater for these activities. Its most distinctive landmark
is the 17th century Old Bridge House, a curious little building, now
owned by the National Trust, which spans the stream known as Stock
Beck.

Aerial Photograph of Ambleside
Aerial Photograph of Ambleside & Lake Windermere courtesy of www.webbaviation.co.uk
Copyright © 2005.

Ambleside is an
elegant town, strategically placed on the main Windermere-Keswick
road. It has several large hotels, innumerable smaller guest houses
offering Bed & Breakfast accommodation, as well as tea shops and restaurants.
Walkers please note that most caf�s prohibit the bringing of bulky
rucksacks into the premises. Busy
town – parking out of town at Waterhead, about three-quarters of a
mile from the town centre – horse-drawn bus into the town runs every
half hour, (and return). In town parking at Paying Car Parks only.

Ambleside town centreOld Water Mill, Ambleside
Left to Right: Ambleside town centre; Waterhead Boat Landing; the 17th
Century Old Bridge House; the Old Water Mill

Things to do and
see in Ambleside

SANKEY GLASS
Rydal Road, Ambleside. Tel: 015394 33039.
Traditional and contemporary glass using medieval methods. All glassware
made in an open workshop and entirely hand finished. Viewing free to
purchasers, otherwise a small charge. Open all year.

AMBLESIDE ROMAN
FORT

Waterhead, Ambleside. The remains of the Roman Fort of Galava in the
1st century A.D, built to guard the road between Ravenglass and Brougham.
Open virtually at any time within reason. Admission free.

HAYES GARDEN WORLD

Lake Road, Ambleside. Tel: 015394 33434.
Britain’s “Garden Centre of the Year” 1992-93. Superb landscape gardens,
ornamental trees, plants and shrubs. Coffee shop and extensive garden
shop.

THE GIG HOUSE GALLERY
Elterwater, Ambleside. Tel: 015394 37278. Exclusive quality original
paintings by contemporary artists.

TOTAL ADVENTURE

5 Lake Road, Ambleside. Tel: 015394 47206.
Wide range of activities, including Abseiling, Archery, Canoeing,
Caving, Fell Walking & Mountaineering, Orienteering, Rock Climbing,
Sailing, Skiing, Snowboarding and Paragliding. Full instruction given.
Half day to Weekend and full Week courses.

GRIZEDALE FOREST
VISITOR CENTRE

Grizedale, Ambleside. Tel: 01229 860010.
This award winning Visitor Centre offers guidance and advice on making
the most of your visit to the Grizedale Forest, with cycle routes,
play areas, clearly marked walking trails, forest sculptures and a
tea room. Open February to December. Admission free – charge for car
parking.

Ambleside
Tourist Information Centre

Central
Buildings, Market Cross, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9BS. Tel: 015394
32582.
Email: amblesidetic@southlakeland.gov.uk. Local Website: www.amblesideonline.co.uk.

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