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Ambleside Waterhead

Cumbria La22 0Er, Ambleside, England
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Bank Holiday

Brilliant day out at Ambleside waterhead. Lots of watersport activities on offer aswell as boat... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hamidshah2017
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Meal by the lake

Excellent view and food. Service very good and great atmosphere for a relax meal and drink. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lakes Bnb A
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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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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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Cumbria La22 0Er, Ambleside, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant day out at Ambleside waterhead. Lots of watersport activities on offer aswell as boat cruises you can also visit Wray Castle. Lots of walking tours and hiking treks. Family friendly nice cafes and restaurants in the area and you can go and explore various...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent view and food. Service very good and great atmosphere for a relax meal and drink. The Fish pie and chili dishes were excellent.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked down to the waterhead while staying up in Ambleside town. It was a lovely walk down, and well worth it for the views across the water. Plenty of places to grab food/drink/gifts if you visit during the day and plenty of boat hire...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Hired a motorsport for two hours and got great views of the lake from Ambleside all the way down to Bowness. Not that much more than cruise for a family, but much more exciting. Find the view you like then kill the motor and enjoy...More

Thank Harry S
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

With a good hotel as a base Waterhead has enough bars, restaurants and snack shops for a short stay. With superb views of Lake Windermere and boat trips only yards away I could happily stay here and go no further. However frequent buses give access...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

came here from Bowness on the wlc cruise boat. It has nice walks to gently stroll arond and many hotels to visit and cafes. There is a large yha overlooking the lake and various boats to hire.There is also a large car park and a...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

A good place to admire Lake Windermere, catch a lake steamer, do a little shopping or just eat. Too cold for people watching at the moment.

Thank Pam D
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Waterhead is a nice little village to wander through on the lake edge, but there isn't a huge amount to see or do here. Probably the best thing about the place is the YHA, and it's a good spot on the lake to take sunset...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Returned to the waterhead for a meal with friends and it never fails to be excellent. Best atmosphere

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

This a a great location to stay in. Lots of places to eat and and lot to do. From this area you can hire boats and get out on the lake. It's also a great place to start a walk. Many mountains nearby. The ferry...More

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Derek R
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Response from bash99 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can walk. It is only one mile to Ambleside.
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