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Ambleside Waterhead

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Water head is a quaint little stop after the boat trip . It’s about 1 mile from the main town of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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This offers pleasures of the highest order with the expanse of Windermere set against the fells... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ashbourne, 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...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Water head is a quaint little stop after the boat trip . It’s about 1 mile from the main town of Ambleside only a 2-3 minutes drive in the car . Well worth the visit

Thank Jimpendrigh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This offers pleasures of the highest order with the expanse of Windermere set against the fells. Autumn is a specially wonderful time. For the active, boats can be hired, walks undertaken along the Lakes edge, or fells climbed. For the less active there are plenty...More

Thank 1949etwall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a ferry tour from Ambleside al the way to Bowness. This included tickets to the motor museum. Since it was drizzling the whole time we could sit in the boat and enjoy the views. The Motor museum was beautiful small but lots of...More

Thank Anjali S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the boat from Bowness to Waterhead and thoroughly enjoyed the trip. What a lovely treat at the end. A pleasant walk into Ambleside in the sunshine, enjoying all the autumn colours. A most enjoyable day. The is a shuttle that you can take...More

Thank AMWN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the ferry from Bowness and walked into town from the pier. You can also take a shuttle for a couple pounds. Lovely shops and streets and we walked back along the river and out to the lake. Stunning. A must see village.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Parked up and had a walk around the area. Lovely spot. We had our 3 dogs with us and took a trip on the ferry down to bowness. This was a super way to see lake Windermere. Fantastic scenery would thoroughly recommend a visit and...More

Thank Dockymomo
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Waterhead is a healthy walk from the hustle of Ambleside and it is well worth it. Two routes, along the road or road and parks. A few well organised bars on the lake front and coffee/tea places as well as ice cream. Close to the...More

Thank Keith_Travel_Lite
Reviewed 14 September 2018

The cruisers stop at this point where you can get off and change boats or take the opportunity to look around. There are eateries and plenty of places to get drinks. There are also shops to browse or take a walk into Ambleside. There is...More

Thank lakelover908
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

I've attempted to visit Ambleside Waterhead twice in the last four months on two separate visits to the Lake District. Both times have been an absolute waste of time. Yes it looks lovely. However it would be nice to see it from a perspective other...More

Thank Davidjhall
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Lovely place to spend a few hours watching the boats , lots of cafes and gift shops nearby , apart from the boats theres not a lot too do but its still lovely. Cafes are not cheap and along with parking will such a few...More

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Derek R
18 April 2015|
Response from bash99 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can walk. It is only one mile to Ambleside.