Welcome to Ambleside Cumbria. The online guide to Ambleside, the surrounding areas of the Lake District and Cumbria.

What we have to offer:

The content of our site includes a searchable directory of local services of local landmarks like Bridge House and scenes of nearby fells and lakes, plus a number of articles about the town and surrounding area. To find what you are looking for, hover over your desired area of the site in the navigation bar above to reveal a list oflinks to the pages available.

Visit the Ambleside Cumbria

If you are travelling here for the first time, we have written directions for how best to get here from a number of nearby town and cities. For more information and to view the location of Ambleside on a road and/or satellite map, please see our directions page.

What can you find on site?

We have also provided information regarding local attractions which are maintained by The National Trust or English Heritage, along with details of property available for sale in the town.

To find out more about the town and its community, we recommend looking through the selection of books available about Ambleside and Cumbria. Links to buy books securely online are provided, but you may also be able to find them in the many shops in the town, such as those in the retail category of our directory.

Ambleside Accommodation

A number of the very best hotels, B&Bs and other places to stay in Ambleside and the Lake Distict. If you are planning on staying locally overnight, please take a look at the listings on the accommodation page of our directory. Be sure to mention Ambleside Cumbria when contacting any of the hotels, bed & breakfasts, guesthouses, holiday cottages or camp sites listed.

Lake District Voted One of the most relaxing places to live in UK

The lakes has made it onto the top 5 places to live in the uk in study by Get Me My Mortgage Check out the top 5 results below 1.Read More

Old Post Office Ambleside, Cumbria

The Sweet Jar

Old Post Office, Millans Park, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9AD. Tel: 01539434921Fax: n/a Description: Traditional Sweet Shop with a contemporary theme stocking over 500 old fashioned sweets and much more! WeRead More

Forest Side

Forest Side, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9RN MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/r4vio65LpXHrrizG6 Tel: 015394 35250Description: Family run with a warm friendly atmosphere A ten-minute gentle and scenic walk from Grasmere village brings youRead More

Wanslea Guest House Cumbria

Wanslea Guest House

Wanslea Guest House Lake Road Ambleside Cumbria LA22 0DN – View on map.Tel: 015394 33884 Description: Wanslea is an all en-suite guest house on the south side of Ambleside WansleaRead More

William Wordsworth

The famous Lakeland poet William Wordsworth spent just over 8 years of his life living at Dove Cottage in Grasmere, close to Ambleside The cottage is now a museum, andRead More

National Trust Project in Cumbria

he full name of the National Trust is: “The National Trust for Places of Historical Interest or Natural Beauty.” When the National Trust was founded in 1895 it had justRead More

Cumbria Gallery

Castlerigg Stone Circle Castlerigg Stone Circle, also known as Keswick Carles, is a prehistoric monument believed to date back to 3000BC. The circle sits in a stunning location with viewsRead More


Local National Trust & English Heritage sites Ambleside and the surrounding area benefits from a great deal of historical buildings and features. Below is a list of local attractions ofRead More

Direction To Us

DirectionsFrom Kendal Take the A5284 (Windermere Road) North until you reach the A591. Follow this road through Windermere, along the side of Lake Windermere to Ambleside. From Carlisle Take theRead More