Where to stay around Ambleside?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,956 holiday lettings near Ambleside. From 1,056 Cottages to 714 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Ambleside is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Ambleside?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Ambleside. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Go Ape Grizedale: 2,238 holiday lettings
  • Tarn Hows: 2,358 holiday lettings
  • Wansfell Pike: 2,425 holiday lettings
  • Easdale Tarn: 2,331 holiday lettings
  • Armitt Museum and Gallery: 2,404 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Ambleside listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Ambleside?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,056 Cottages in Ambleside. Our other popular types of Ambleside holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 714 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 33 self catering accommodations
  • Barns: 24 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I rent mountain rentals in Ambleside?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 241 mountain rentals in Ambleside. You have also many other possibilities in Ambleside area, including:

  • Waterfront rentals: 44 holiday rentals
  • Beach rentals: 16 holiday rentals
  • Downtown rentals: 3 holiday rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday lettings.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Ambleside?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 101 holiday homes with pool available in Ambleside. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Ambleside, England your home away from home

    There are possibly few more scenic places to visit than the Lake District in the North West English county of Cumbria. Part of that beauty is to be found in Ambleside at the head of Windermere, which is the largest lake in England. Visitors here will find accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, whether it be a self catering cosy cottage or a camping holiday.

    Things to do on holiday to Ambleside, England

    The area is well known for its range of outdoor activities and with so much water in the area, fishing is naturally a very popular pastime here. Holidaymakers can also take a cruise on Lake Windermere. In fact visitors have a huge choice of water sports here ranging from canoeing and kayaking to waterskiing.

    There are numerous trails and footpaths for hikers to follow with many glorious views from the hills. Mountain biking is another activity popular in the area with bikes available to rent in the town. Ambleside has plenty of places to stop for a spot of lunch of dinner with several village pubs, cafes and tea rooms located here.

    There are few big chain stores in the town with many smaller individual shops providing a pleasant variety of souvenirs and gifts. Independent shops sell local produce and wonderful arts and crafts made by local artisans and painters. Ambleside also has a huge choice of outdoor clothing and equipment retailers to cater for visitors hill walking or water sport needs.

    Places to visit on holiday to Ambleside, England

    There is no shortage of art galleries in Ambleside as well as museums including The Armitt Museum, where visitors learn about the town’s connections with the likes of Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth. A chapel at St Mary’s Church is devoted to the memory Wordsworth and is one of many historic buildings to visit in Ambleside. Bridge House built in the 17th century is one of the most photographed scenes in the Lake District and inspired painters such as Turner.

    Weather in Ambleside, England

    The Lake District is the wettest part of England, due to its location on the northwest coast of England and its mountainous geography. The average rainfall for the Lake District is over 2,000 mm a year, but there is a very large local variation with some parts of the Lake District. The driest months of the year are normally between March and June with July and August generally the warmest with an average of 19C.

    Travel to Ambleside, England

    Manchester Airport (MAN) serves more domestic destinations than any other UK airport and is an ideal link to Cumbria being just two hours drive away. Domestic flights from London are offered by British Airways and BMI. Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer flights to Manchester from Ireland, while many of the major European airlines such as Air France, KLM and Lufthansa fly here too. The nearest station is Windermere just four miles away with easy bus and taxi access to the town. There is a direct Manchester Airport/Windermere rail link and the M6 motorway is just 20 miles from Ambleside.

    Outdoors adventures around Ambleside holiday lettings

    It's no secret that Ambleside holiday cottages are perfectly placed for launching outdoorsy explorations into the depths of the celebrated English Lake District. Strap on the boots and miles of trails will open before you. They go from easy fell walks up Wansell Pike to high mountain hikes across to Rydal and Grasmere. And it doesn't end on the paths, either – more adrenaline-hungry travellers can organise canyoning expeditions up the babbling creeks of the reserve, rock-climbing days, or canoe and kayak outings over vast Windermere Lake.

    Exploring the natural features in Ambleside

    Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Ambleside is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Dora's Field (1.2 mi / 2 km)
    • Wansfell Pike (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
    • Skelwith Force (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
    • Alcock Tarn (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
    • Helm Crag (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
    • Easdale Tarn (4 mi / 6.4 km)