The Alluring Atmosphere of Ambleside
The prehistoric community of Ambleside is nestled in a picturesque pocket of England's treasured Lake District, amongst glittering lakes, majestic mountains and verdant splendour. The relaxed and inviting atmosphere of the town ensures visitors will leave feeling rejuvenated and relaxed, and although Ambleside's natural beauty attracts hordes of tourists, the rich traditions and cultural charm of the town has remained untouched.
Discover the Luscious Lake District
Begin your day by nourishing mind, body and soul amongst the rolling peaks and babbling brooks of the Lake District. A pleasant plethora of trails and walks, ranging from energetic to leisurely, can be enjoyed from the convenient base of Ambleside. Those desiring a less strenuous route should follow the breathtakingly beautiful Loughrigg Trail, upon which explorers will encounter rocky summits, panoramic lake views and cascading waterfalls. Similarly, the High Sweden Bridge Trail affords hikers stunning scenery, gentle hills and charming bridges that straddle babbling brooks and gently flowing streams. More energetic and experienced hikers will prefer to embark upon the Fairfield Horseshoe route where they'll ascend the steep Nab Scar in order to enjoy gorgeous vistas of the Lake District.
A Serene Sojourn
The most prominent reason for tourists visiting the charming town of Ambleside is the escape the demanding duress of urban life; a serene stroll around the town centre is enough to alleviate all of the stresses and strains of modern life. Enjoy quiet contemplation while perusing the selection of specialist shops, which sell everything from handmade pottery to second hand books. Immerse yourself in the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the Unicorn Inn for lunch, sipping refreshing pints of locally brewed real ale while nibbling upon crusty bread, creamy cheeses and a thick slices of organic ham. Spend the afternoon upon the tranquil waters of Lake Windemere with a powerful Steamer cruise at Windemere Lake Cruises; from the ideal vantage point of the boat, passengers can enjoy unrivalled views of the rolling hills, misty mountains and tranquil waterways.
Ascend the Dizzying Heights of the Climbing
After a remarkably relaxing morning, get your pulse racing again at the Ambleside Climbing Wall, a 35 ft wall that replicates a genuine section of rocky crag in the Lake District. Highly qualified and experience trainers can induct beginners, while more experience climbers can ascend vertiginous walls in a positive and supportive environment. Return to sea level, cool off and allow your senses to be enticed by the delicious delicacies served in The Priest Hole restaurant. The charming property dates back to the 1600s and the flavoursome and fulfilling fare perfectly reflects the atmosphere of Ambleside. Begin your meal with the brandy and apple chicken liver pate, moving onto a main of char-grilled Cumbrian leg of lamb, finishing the feast with a hearty helping of sweet apple crumble. Relax at the bar, chatting to the friendly locals and drinking in both the robust red wine and the wonderfully warm atmosphere only found in the provincial towns of England.