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Loughrigg Fell
Loughrigg Fell
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas; Mountains
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Go Ape at Grizedale Forest Cumbria
Go Ape at Grizedale Forest Cumbria(Hawkshead)
Owner description: Our adventure near Hawkshead (the jewel in our crown) has always proved a popular day out. Built on a side of a hill, it feels seriously high. And that's because it is. Enjoy our... more Owner description: Our adventure near Hawkshead (the jewel in our crown) has always proved a popular day out. Built on a side of a hill, it feels seriously high. And that's because it is. Enjoy our epic Tree Top Adventure in the Lakes. Swinging through the canopy, wiping out at the bottom of zip wires and going on an adventure brings people together like nothing else we've ever seen. It really does. You'll fly 200 metres across the top of the Grizedale Beck and marvel at the forest canopy 18 metres up a magnificent Douglas Fir. You and your tribe can expect the ultimate adventure at Grizedale. You can get off the beaten track and enjoy our NEW forest adventure with Go Ape Forest Segway - an epic experience with a down to earth twist. And Grizedale Forest is also home to our Tree Top Junior Adventure for Tiny Tarzans. Release your little monkeys onto a Go Ape course designed for them. No one loves adventure more than kids! Zip Trekking Adventure is a brand NEW experience. The course is a network of seven tandem zip lines that traverse the sky-scraping Douglas Firs at Grizedale Forest, providing customers with an exhilarating experience of flying way above the forest floor, and seeing the area in a completely new way. Please arrive 15 minutes before Zip Trekking Adventure. less
Attraction type: Parks
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Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House(Hawkshead)
Owner description: Hill Top was Beatrix Potter's most beloved place, packed full of her favourite things and left just as she wanted it for visitors to enjoy. You will see why she loved it so much... more Owner description: Hill Top was Beatrix Potter's most beloved place, packed full of her favourite things and left just as she wanted it for visitors to enjoy. You will see why she loved it so much and used it and the surrounding countryside as inspiration for many of her famous children's tales. Your visit helps the National Trust continue her work to look after the Lake District. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Speciality Museums
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Grizedale Forest
Grizedale Forest(Hawkshead)
Owner description: Scenic forest located in England's Lake District that serves as a recreation center for hiking and mountain biking, plus an outdoor "art museum" with numerous sculptures scattered... more Owner description: Scenic forest located in England's Lake District that serves as a recreation center for hiking and mountain biking, plus an outdoor "art museum" with numerous sculptures scattered throughout the forest. less
Attraction type: Forests
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Beatrix Potter Gallery
Beatrix Potter Gallery(Hawkshead)
Owner description: This quirky building in the heart of Hawkshead displays original watercolours and work by Beatrix Potter, from the National Trust collection. It's the only place you can step... more Owner description: This quirky building in the heart of Hawkshead displays original watercolours and work by Beatrix Potter, from the National Trust collection. It's the only place you can step inside the famous tales and get up-close to the original illustrations. less
Attraction type: Art Museums; Speciality Museums
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The Old Stamp House Restaurant
The Old Stamp House Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 122 Restaurants in Ambleside
Price: US$ 37 - US$ 69
Cuisines: British
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Copper Pot Cafe
Copper Pot Cafe
Ranked #2 of 122 Restaurants in Ambleside
Cuisines: Cafe, British
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Rattle Gill Cafe
Rattle Gill Cafe
Ranked #3 of 122 Restaurants in Ambleside
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Healthy, Soups
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Fellinis
Fellinis
Ranked #4 of 122 Restaurants in Ambleside
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, British
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Stiles of Ambleside
Stiles of Ambleside
Ranked #5 of 122 Restaurants in Ambleside
Price: US$ 4 - US$ 21
Cuisines: Cafe, British
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts Credit Cards, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

2 Cambridge Villas
4.0 of 5
2 Cambridge Villas
US$ 42 - US$ 53 (£ 30 - £ 38)
Ranked #17 of 102 Ambleside B&B and Inns
YHA Ambleside
4.0 of 5
YHA Ambleside
US$ 33 - US$ 122
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How Head Barn
How Head Barn
US$ 40 - US$ 60
Ranked #21 of 102 Ambleside B&B and Inns

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Amboseli Lodge
4.0 of 5
Amboseli Lodge
US$ 114 - US$ 132 (£ 82 - £ 95)
Ranked #1 of 102 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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Easedale Lodge
Easedale Lodge
US$ 118 - US$ 142
Ranked #5 of 102 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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Hillsdale in Ambleside
4.0 of 5
Hillsdale in Ambleside
US$ 108 - US$ 150 (£ 78 - £ 108)
Ranked #9 of 102 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Riverside B&B
4.0 of 5
Riverside B&B
US$ 144 - US$ 186 (£ 104 - £ 134)
Ranked #3 of 102 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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Walker Ground Manor
5.0 of 5
Walker Ground Manor
US$ 154 - US$ 202 (£ 111 - £ 146)
Ranked #1 of 23 Hawkshead B&B and Inns
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Diamond Lodge Boutique Guest House
4.0 of 5
Diamond Lodge Boutique Guest House
US$ 134 - US$ 190 (£ 97 - £ 137)
Ranked #8 of 102 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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