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Ambleside Waterhead

Cumbria La22 0Er, Ambleside, England
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A lovely peaceful spot

The boats for bowness leave from here but there are also row boats to hire etc. There are plenty of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
happytravellady
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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A great base to stay

Ambleside Waterhead is great for walkers, families and explorers. The place has great views and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alan C
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Doncaster, 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 1 week ago via mobile

The boats for bowness leave from here but there are also row boats to hire etc. There are plenty of seats to get a coffee and watch the world go by and also lots of swans, ducks etc NB the town of ambleside is worth...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ambleside Waterhead is great for walkers, families and explorers. The place has great views and amenities for visitors, places to stay and enjoy food and drink. A great Park for strolling round or enjoying family time by the waters edge or sitting having a picknick....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You would pass by Ambleside and Waterhead for an ideal Steam Ferry tour around Windermere. The town of Ambleside itself deserve a walk!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a boat ride for 2, for 2 hours. Stunning views, ideal weather, just my husband and I - doesn't get better than that! Value for money activity.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Caught boat and got off in bowness. Easy to catch it back again and didnt wait long. Boat wasnt full so a comfortable journey. Toilets on ambleside pier were welcome but not very nice. Lovely place for photos. Had problems with the postcode given on...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Waterhead has a lovely park, Roman remains, a lake-front walk and a pier, plus wonderful views across the lake to Wrea CAstle area and the heart of the Lake District

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed on Ambleside for a week in the sunny Month of May, it was stunning. There were many amazing walks, including some accessible by wheelchair, not always easy to find. We took a lovely walk from Elterwater down through woods and by the water,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really wish we had the time to go to the waterfalls, but we didn't. Next time we will go there. Got paninis and milkshake and fish&chips from the shops near the pier. Good food.

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Brilliant, just that. great views & great atmosphere, close to the lake & good for dog walkers. Will be back.

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

We walked into Waterhead which is short walk from where we were staying in Ambleside, to be greeted with a large expanse of Lake Windermere with flocks of ducks and boats nestled on the piers. The village was a flurry of tourists eating ice creams...More

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Derek R
18 April 2015|
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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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