Ambleside occupies a unique position as it is situated at the head of England’s largest lake, Windermere. The town is just 1.5 miles from our Lake District holiday park and is a popular spot with many of our guest to visit and take a wander around.
You can also hop aboard one of the popular lake ferries. The Windermere lake ferry terminal at Waterhead Pier dates back to 1845. Today ferries can be taken to Bowness and Lakeside pier near Newby Bridge, Wray Castle and Brockhole Visitor Centre. You can also hire motor and rowing boats which is a great family activity. Or to stay on dry land you can enjoy the simple pleasures of feeding the resident ducks and swans.
Ambleside Town Centre
Given its compact size the town centre has a high number of pubs, cafes and restaurants for you to enjoy. Ambleside is a perfect place to stop for a drink and a bite to eat. There is also a cinema should you wish to catch the latest blockbuster.
Places to Visit
The town is popular with walkers and climbers as it is one of the best locations for exploring the Lake District.
A short walk from the centre of the town is the must see Stock Ghyll Force. Here you can view a spectacular 70 foot waterfall. There are a number of viewpoints perfect for photo opportunities. If you’re visiting us in spring there is a great display of daffodils.
How to find Ambleside
Opening times: Always open
Distance from park
2.5 miles (approx. 9 mins)