Ambleside is well known for its fantastic eateries, including the Michelin Starred Old Stamp House, pubs, cafes, a cinema and lots of shopping outlets. Situated at the north end of Lake Windermere, visitors can hop on board one of the lake cruise boats and sail south to Bowness-on-Windermere or further south the Lakeside, home to the Lake Aquarium and the Haverthwaite Railway.
Stock Ghyll Force, a spectacular 70-foot waterfall, is just a short walk from the centre of the village. In spring the area under the trees is a carpet of daffodils. Once there were 12 watermills driven by the power of Stock Ghyll and other local becks.
Ambleside offers a range of holiday cottages and lodges and the area is a perfect base from which to explore the Lake District National Park.