Located on the outskirts of Ambleside you can find the Ambleside Roman Fort which dates back to the 2nd century. These remains are well marked and were probably built during Roman times as a watch out. It is now managed and protected by the National Trust.
Cookhouse galleries are a family run business which was first set up back in 1981 and is well known for its wide variety of artwork and photography from many different artists from the Lake District area.
Ambleside is full of charming galleries showcasing the talent of the local artists and photographers and Hobbs Gallery is definitely one of them, full of the artwork of Phil Hobbs. He has a large selection of amazing water coloured paintings with many inspired by the surrounding Lake District.
Over eight acres of beautiful gardens can be found overlooking the lake of Windermere, just south of Ambleside. Spring is the best time to visit this amazing location when the flora is at their best with the bluebells covering lots of the area.
The water of Stockghyll tumbles down beautifully over the rocks before pleasantly running further along through the town of Ambleside. To reach the waterfall you take the picturesque footpath through the Stock Ghyll Woods which in early spring is beautiful with all the colourful daffodils.
The Apple Pie
A very well known café and bakery in the centre of Ambleside is ‘The Apple Pie’, famous for its delicious freshly baked treats, particularly the apple pies!
The Glass House Restaurant
Located in the heart of Ambleside is this wonderful restaurant known as The Glass House with its suberb glass front, allowing you to soak up in the amazing lighting over the amazing architecture and artefacts whilst enjoying your food made from local produce.
Beatrix Potter Gallery
A gallery of Beatrix Potter’s illustrations and drawings can be found in the 17th Century building which was once the office to her solicitor husband, William Heelis. The gallery has a ever changing exhibition of her work with a room styled as her husband once had it as an office.
Go Ape in Grizedale Forest
If rope bridges, tarzan swings and zip wires sound like your thing, Go Ape is the place to go during your holiday. This challenging course is up high in the tree tops and is an exhilarating adventure for all ages.
Hill Top was once home to the well known and amazing Beatrix Potter and is open to go and visit. It is the perfect place to go and learn about the lovely author who brought the wonderful tales of the animals in the lakes to life!
This tiny but iconic building has 400 years of fascinating history: from an apple store to a family home. Tel: 01539 432617
The Brownes of Townend were just an ordinary farming family, but their home and belongings bring to life more than 400 years of extraordinary stories.
You can walk up Loughrigg Fell easily from Ambleside resulting in a great view at the top of the surrounding lakes and rivers.
Loughrigg Terrace Walk
For a low level circular walk from Ambleside, go for a stroll along the Loughrigg Terrace, providing you with spectacular views of the surrounding central Lakeland fells.
White Platts Recreational Ground
Ambleside has two parks where you can go and relax and enjoy the space. White Platts Recreational Ground is one of these and is full of activities to do such as tennis, pitch and putt as well as crazy golf which is fun for all the family!
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England and is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Lake District.
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