Located right in the heart of the Lake District, the largely Victorian town of Ambleside with its jumble of local shops, pubs and restaurants the perfect base for a holiday goers exploring the English Lakes. Situated at the head of Windermere Lake, Ambleside is a quaint little town with lovely stone cottages and streets lined with award winning floral displays in summer. In addition to walks around Windermere and the Fells, there’s plenty to see and do with multiple cycle tracks and even an adventure park with abseiling and mountain biking, ideal for an action packed holiday in the Lakes. And at the end of the day you can rest assured that a cosy Ambleside holiday home is waiting for you after such an adrenaline-fuelled day.
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Being so close to the expanse of Lake Windemere, there’s, of course, plenty of scope for activities on the water such as cruises along the lakeshore, while hiring a kayak or boat or is also a popular option. You can even go diving if you choose.
There are also plenty of walks in and around the area, which can take up the whole day or as little as you choose. Follow the lowland route from Ambleside to Wordsworth’s Grasmere or take to the hills to explore the Langdale Pikes and even Scafell Pike, England’s highest peak. Just a short walk away from the centre of the village you can find Stock Ghyll Force, a mighty 70-foot waterfall that certainly is a spectacle and not to missed when visiting modest Ambleside. Aside from all the adrenaline pumping activities on offer there are so many museums and galleries to aim for with stunning artwork that you could spend the whole week in quiet contemplation of artefacts and exhibitions.