Top reasons to visit:

  • Walking (1174)
  • Scenery (559)
  • Relaxation (462)
  • Hiking (277)
  • Food (252)
  • Shopping (244)
  • Trail Walking (230)
  • Restaurants (229)
  • Pubs (181)
  • Country Walks (166)

Ambleside was highly rated for hiking by 19 guests from the United States!

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Why do people say Ambleside can be seen best by foot?

Kerrin
Kerrin, New Zealand

4 days ago Report

The town is quite compact so easily walkable and not a great distance to walk to Lake Windermere to take the boat trips.

What effect did the scenery in Ambleside have on you?

Nichola
Nichola, United Kingdom

5 days ago Report

The scenes could not be captured well enough on the camera we had. It is all stored in my memory as we saw views I will never forget

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Christine
Christine, United Kingdom

8 days ago Report

The Tai mentioned, also the 'Priest's Hole' does lovely , slightly different European cuisine.

What's your best advice for mountain walks in Ambleside?

James
James, United Kingdom

29 days ago Report

Plan your walk in advance. Inform the hotel or at least one other person of your walking intentions in case of an incident. Carry plenty of water, a compass, map and/or GPS. Leave early in this area as walks get busy quickly,
  • Vegetarian cuisine 50 endorsements
  • 7 answers

What will make vegetarians' mouths water when they head to Ambleside?

Natalie
Natalie, United Kingdom

20 days ago Report

Zefferellis restaurant is fantastic, I've been going there for years and it's always excellent. I'm vegi but my partner isn't and we both really enjoy it there.

What's your best piece of advice for a first-time hiker in Ambleside?

Mary
Mary, United Kingdom

25 days ago Report

always take good waterproofs whenever going anywhere in the Lake District- if you are prepared for all types of weather you will be happy..... after all its so beautiful in the Lakes you wont want a little thing like a spot of rain to upset a great trip

How do you get the most out of a country walk in Ambleside?

jane
jane, United Kingdom

11 days ago Report

By just taking time out to just stop and admire the stunning breathtaking tranquil calming landscape that surrounds you!

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Ambleside.

Nichola
Nichola, United Kingdom

5 days ago Report

Stopping at various points throughout the walk so we could soak up the landscape.
Evenings at the local pubs for food and drinks

Describe the best way to discover the lakes in Ambleside.

Suzanne
Suzanne, Democratic Republic of the Congo

14 days ago Report

Make a trip around the hill through the University of Cumbria guiding.

How can you enjoy the sights in Ambleside while avoiding the crowds?

Guat
Guat, Malaysia

17 days ago Report

Follow small tour groups to soak in spectacular views which may not be advisable to do on your own cos the roads to the attractions are quite narrow.

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Ambleside.

Frances
Frances, United Kingdom

9 days ago Report

There are nice independent shops with something different as well as a few chains for outdoor clothing etc but they are smaller and fit into the surroundings of Ambleside . We never get bored with visiting Ambleside it is very pretty and has everything you need.

Why is the atmosphere in Ambleside something people rave about?

Anonymous, Unknown location

12 days ago Report

Everyone is so friendly, Hotel, Shop and Pub staff genuinely interested in your activities and helpful with suggestions

Why do you recommend Ambleside for food?

Nichola
Nichola, United Kingdom

5 days ago Report

Good choice across the board of cuisines.
Some prices were high.
The Ambleside Inn was the best value for money and the food was great

Describe the nature in Ambleside.

Vivienne
Vivienne, United Kingdom

16 days ago Report

Nature of Ambleside is rugged beauty mixed with breath taking views and chocolate box villages. A perfect mix.
  • Family Friendly 18 endorsements

How does Ambleside go the extra mile to make your family feel at home?

Karen
Karen, United Kingdom

5 days ago Report

Everything they did made us feel at home- great staff
  • Mountains 65 endorsements

What's your best advice for enjoying the mountains in Ambleside?

James
James, United Kingdom

29 days ago Report

The mountains get busy from around 10AM onwards. Plenty of water is essential.
  • Friendly People 43 endorsements

What makes the people from Ambleside so friendly? Tell us your story.

Anonymous, Unknown location

12 days ago Report

Great selection of outdoor gear shops
  • Culture 2 endorsements

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Ambleside?

Carole
Carole, United Kingdom

13 days ago Report

Check out information leaflets in hotel
  • Health Spas 5 endorsements

Which spa or what treatment is worth pampering yourself with in Ambleside?

sandra
sandra, United Kingdom

20 days ago Report

try hot tub at night wonderful
  • Cafes 42 endorsements

What's the best way to spend the day at a cafe in Ambleside?

Denise
Denise, United Kingdom

20 days ago Report

Trying out all the delicious home made fare.

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