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Ambleside Waterhead

Cumbria La22 0Er, Ambleside, England
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Lovely Place but Very Expensive

Went here today to see if we could get on a boat trip on the lake. We were willing to pay the... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
Graham B
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Just passing through really

We changed boats here from the lake cruise to the launch to visit the National Trust Wray Castle... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
Devizes, 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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Cumbria La22 0Er, Ambleside, England
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Reviewed 28 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 27 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 26 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

Thank Tubsileena
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We had lunch here 3 days running. Although very busy at times staff were pleasant and friendly. God choices on food and drink menus. Always sat outside as weather was lovely. Allowed dogs too which was great and provided water bowls for them

Thank Suzanne J
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

The main attraction is the ferry point which offers a range of fun travel options around the lake, including a walking route of Wray castle. There are a number of walks that can also be started from here or the nearby rustic town itself so...More

Thank Simple_Food2
Reviewed 22 July 2017

When you want to go to a quite place and relax. the Anbelside water front is an excellent location. Watching the ducks and kids playing in the water is truly relaxing and special.

Thank Vasant S
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This Hotel is really good. It has a wonderful location directly opposite the main pier for the Lake teamers, and has its own private car park. I had breakfast each day, and dined on three occasions, and all food was of exceptional quality. The staff...More

Thank Anthony W
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

The place is clean and tidy and they have good service, the coffee is very good and the blueberry pie is CRAZY GOOD! The view is fantastic...the prices are a little high but in rest is worth visiting. I recommend it

Thank Onisim M
Reviewed 17 July 2017

walk, take a rowing or electric boat for more than 30 pounds the hour, buy souvenirs, just do the odd selfies without great views to use as background. Yes, you find parking space, yes, you can have tea or drinks, yes, there is the lakeside....More

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