Ambleside in the Lake District, Cumbria Is a great town to explore or a place to set up for the holiday and use as a base for discovering the rest of the area. The town has plenty of shops to keep you busy on a day shopping for those gifts to take back for the family.
Ambleside is in between Windermere and Grasmere and close to many of the lakes in the area. The town has plenty of B&Bs and hotels to accommodate and more information can be found here.
For a great holiday and a great place to visit or stay, come and visit Ambleside. Below is just a few shop, attractions and restaurants Ambleside has to offer.
The National Trust owned Bridge House, left, stands over Stock Beck running through Ambleside, it was built here to originally avoid paying land tax and use to be an apple store. It has said to have housed a family with six children at one point.
Stock Beck running through Ambleside once ran five mills in the area and some can still be seen nearby. A fairly easy walk up hill from behind the Salutation Hotel will take you up to Stockghyll Force where there is a viewing area so you can see the 18 meter falls. It is about a 15 minute walk.
St Mary's Church
St Mary's Church in Ambleside is worth a visit, built in the early gothic style between 1850 and 1854 it was one of the first in the North to incorporate ideas from the Oxford Movement.