Welcome to Ambleside in the heart of the English Lake District, Cumbria, UK.

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House on the Bridge in Ambleside, English Lake District, England, UK

Ambleside is situated at the northern end of Windermere, the largest lake in the English Lake District. This Web site tells you a little about what there is to see and do in Ambleside and the surrounding area. There is a great deal to enjoy here - whatever the weather.


Beatrix Potter Attraction in Bowness on Windermere, English Lake District, England, UK
World of Beatrix Potter™ Attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere

In an indoor re-creation of the Lakeland countryside, discover Peter Rabbit™ eating radishes in Mr. McGregor's garden; see Jemima Puddle-duck™ amongst the foxgloves; and Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, the washerwoman, bustling about in her kitchen - the Lakeland tales of Beatrix Potter brought lovingly to life. The World of Beatrix Potter™ is an essential part of any Lake District holiday.


Aquarium of the Lakes at Lakeside, English Lake District, England, UK Aquarium of the Lakes, Lakeside

The award-winning Aquarium of the Lakes takes you on a journey to discover the fascinating array of life found in and around the Lakes. You'll be amazed, you'll be entertained - and you'll gain a unique insight into the secret world that lies hidden beneath the surface.


Hayes Garden World in Ambleside, English Lake District, England, UK


Hayes Garden World, Ambleside

At Hayes Gardenworld, four generations of Lakeland gardening experience and expertise have culminated in an attraction that no gardener or even casual sightseer should miss. Over one million visitors pass through their impressive centre each year. At the heart of the English Lakes, Hayes Gardenworld is the perfect all-weather attraction.


Mountain Goat Tours in Windermere, English Lake District, England, UK Mountain Goat Tours, Windermere

Mountain Goat Tours in nearby Windermere offer specialist tours and travel throughout the Lake District. They are available also for airport transfers, private hire, walks, groups, etc. All tours are conducted by professional drivers and guides. Why not enjoy 'The High Adventure' over Wrynose and Hardknott Passes, taking in Hardknott Roman Fort and Muncaster Castle...


Lakeland Equestrian in Windermere, English Lake District, England, UK

Lakeland Equestrian, Windermere

Lakeland Equestrian can offer you many ways to enjoy horses and horse riding. With access to wonderful trails, treks, and fabulous livery facilities, they can provide training at all levels to improve you and your horse riding skills. Situated at the edge of Windermere village, there is easy access to treks and trails.


Windermere Lake Cruises, English Lake District, England, UK Windermere Lake Cruises

Enjoy some of the Lake District's most beautiful scenery courtesy of Windermere Lake Cruises. It takes three hours to sail around the whole lake. A freedom ticket allows unlimited travel on all scheduled launch and steamer services sailing between Bowness, Ambleside and Lakeside, and on island cruises from Bowness, circular cruises from Lakeside, the Fell Foot ferry and the Brockhole service from Ambleside.