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Ambleside Waterhead

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Address: Cumbria La22 0Er, Ambleside, England
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Lake Windermere ends around one mile short of Ambleside at Waterhead, and...

Lake Windermere ends around one mile short of Ambleside at Waterhead, and can come as a shock to boat passengers expecting to be in the town.

But don't worry!

There is an Electric Bus that take you into the centre of Ambleside. It is well worth the trip.

The bus stops next to the world famous; Ambleside Sheepskins. If you decide to pop in to Ambleside Sheepskins, you might be lucky and bump into the odd celebrity or two shopping. Anything Sheepskin can be found in there 2 high street shops, boasting the best selection of sheepskin slippers, sheepskin rugs, cowhide rugs, reindeer skins in the UK. As well as the Local Herdwick Sheepskin rugs. They also offer to post your goods if you can not carry them back home with you.

If you walk a further 300 yards up the road you will come across the best deli in the village, Stockghyll Fine Foods, takeaway pies, sandwiches & sweets - highly recommended!

For walking and outdoor gear visit Cunninghams around the corner.

Cunningham's was established in 1971 by Stewart Cunningham, an Ambleside lad who spent his early years on the fells in the Lake District.  He opened the Ambleside store to meet the needs of the many walkers drawn to the Lakes.  He has watched the technology evolve over the years from Ventile jackets and canvas rucksacks to the advent of Gore-tex and other fabric technologies.

Cunningham's now has six stores across England, Scotland and Wales.

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On a cold and frosty afternoon there is a welcoming fire and reception from the staff. It was lovely sitting in the warm and looking out at the view across the lake, watching the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 December 2016
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

On a cold and frosty afternoon there is a welcoming fire and reception from the staff. It was lovely sitting in the warm and looking out at the view across the lake, watching the boats come in to Ambleside from Windermere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I love to watch the boats coming and leaving the pier quietly at sunset, nicely cutting the quiet surface of the lake. When the board was gone, the lake looked like a large mirror reflecting the boats stationed there. It was just like a painting of a master you can find in a museum. Just lovely!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Went for an afternoon look round before walking to Ambleside .Parked in the 'Park with ease carpark' After a pleasant few hours in Ambleside came back and the machine in the carpark was not working properly. I now find that I have been double charged for parking. If this is how they behave to there customers who must bring in... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We walked into Ambleside from our hotel we did not stay to long basically around the block no real shops to interest us and very busy,we much prefer Keswick.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Stunning spot at the head of Lake Windermere. A few boating options from here and some nice hotels with beer gardens on the shore line. Located about a 5-10 minute walk from the centre of Ambleside.

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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Stop and take some great photos from the shore line and have a chocolate covered ice cream from the tea shop

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I loved it by Ambleside Waterfront.I arrived by boat to such a beautiful spot.I would recomment to anyone visiting the Lake District.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Just the place to stay for a lively pub break Friendly and helpful staff A good breakfast and a plentiful menu from the bar Open for twelve hours a day and evening entertainment Dogs more than welcome for residents and non residents Quiet garden rooms but not the place to stay if you were expecting the country house hotel we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We stayed at a hotel at Waterhead and the views of the lake are amazing. There are walks in different directions and whilst we took a little bus to Amblesie we walked back to Waterhead and sat in a lovely little park to enjoy the sunny weather.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Nice area to spend a couple of hours stolling or sitting people watching. There are boats going in and out.and nice little cafe for scones, coffee or soft ice cream cornets dipped in chocolate! Decent pubs with good beer and food. Ideal for dogs as plenty of sniffs!

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