Ambleside: A popular town in the English Lake District

Bridge House, Ambleside, Lake District.

This evening, I am posting information on the Cumbrian town of Ambleside which is an excellent, central base for touring the Lake District. Summary information:

  • The site has a long history of occupation, from prehistory, Roman period and onwards. However, the current town is essentially 18th century, Victorian.
  • About forty miles south of Carlisle and close to Lake Windermere and boat trips thereon.
  • Well known to famous British writers and conservationists, William Wordsworth (poet) and Beatrix Potter (children’s author).
  • Near the centre is an attractive church, St. Mary’s, dating from 1854 and designed by renowned architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott.
  • Well endowed with hotels, guest houses and other lodgings. Also restaurants and other visitor attractions including the unusual Bridge House.
  • Extremely popular with visitors and can be very busy during the tourist season.


Colourful Wine Bar in Ambleside, Rothay Park Playing Field Stock Beck (stream) 

Former watermill


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