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Lovely little house

You cannot go to Ambleside and not got to see the Bridge House, a classic view of the town. I am... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Fairford, United Kingdom
Unusual and photogenic structure

There was no access to the interior when we visited but this delightfully quirky building was well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Bridge House Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9AN, England
+44 15394 35599
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All reviews an apple photo opportunity national trust quirky building tiny room quick look interesting history the main car park free entry centre of town worth a visit nt property stream photographed beck house taxes
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You cannot go to Ambleside and not got to see the Bridge House, a classic view of the town. I am sure everyone who goes has a picture taken with it and I was no acception!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was no access to the interior when we visited but this delightfully quirky building was well worth seeing. It also felt far more authentic than many of the other buildings in town. It would be worth visiting when open so its history could be...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bridge house is one of the few tourist attraction of Ambleside , this was bit disappointing , the size is very small and nothing much to see.located on a very narrow stream and small bridge just one double room structure.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its an unusual little house perched on a bridge over the river! Not much more than that. Makes for some nice unusual photos. The doors were open the day I passed and people were going in for a look around. The fire was lit buy...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Free to all not just NT members, the excellent guide gave the history of this amazing little building.

Thank taffUk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful glimpse of times gone by. Owned by National Trust but free, two tiny rooms, but the lady there when I visited was full of information and stories. You have to park in town car park which can get very busy.

Thank KAW687
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very unusual and quirky building. Only takes five minutes to check it out and well worth the effort.

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a fascinating little building and so unusual that you have to take a picture. There’s a lovely walk down the side of it next to the stream that was in full flow after the overnight rains which made it even more impressive.

Thank 28SAC
Reviewed 13 September 2018

love this little house we take a picture everytime we visit its probably the most took photo in ambleside

Thank Ste C
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Have walked and driven passed this so many times but it’s always been closed at the time... but today I was lucky enough to catch it open, the lady manning it was so nice, she gave me more information in about 15 minutes about Ambleside...More

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Julie M
25 June 2015|
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Please can you give me the post code of Bridge House Ambleside. Cumbria.