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Ambleside, England, United Kingdom
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Red Lion Inn
Red Lion Inn
8.2 Excellent
The Square, Ambleside, United Kingdom
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4.3 mi from city centre, Ambleside 
ExcellentBased on 678 reviews
8.2

Set in the Lake District National Park, this traditional inn is the perfect choice for a relaxing stay. It is close to Beatrix Potter Gallery, restaurants and shops.

The Swan At Grasmere
The Swan At Grasmere
8.4 Excellent
Keswick Road, Ambleside, United Kingdom
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3.2 mi from city centre, Ambleside 
ExcellentBased on 1,656 reviews
8.4

Located in the Lake District National Park, this historic hotel is the perfect base for a peaceful stay. It also offers a lake, an express check-in and check-out feature and a 24-hour reception.

Brantfell House
Brantfell House
9.7 Excellent
Rothay Road, Ambleside, United Kingdom
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0.3 mi from city centre, Ambleside 
ExcellentBased on 357 reviews
9.7

Set in the Lake District National Park, this contemporary guest house is the perfect base for a peaceful retreat. It is also minutes from Ambleside's well-known tourist spots.

High Grassings Country House
High Grassings Country House
9.3 Excellent
Outgate, Ambleside, United Kingdom
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3.5 mi from city centre, Ambleside 
ExcellentBased on 316 reviews
9.3

Conveniently situated and offering a sauna, this comfortable bed & breakfast is an easy drive from Ambleside. It is an excellent base for those wanting to immerse themselves in nature, with the Lake District National Park just moments away.

Heidi's Grasmere Lodge
Heidi's Grasmere Lodge
9.3 Excellent
Red Lion Square, Ambleside, United Kingdom
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3.1 mi from city centre, Ambleside 
ExcellentBased on 477 reviews
9.3

Situated in Grasmere, Heidi's Grasmere Lodge is within easy driving distance of Ambleside and provides wireless internet. It is an excellent base for those wishing to immerse themselves in nature, with the Lake District National Park just moments away.

Lonsdale House
Lonsdale House
8.7 Excellent
Lake Road, Windermere, United Kingdom
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4.9 mi from city centre, Ambleside 
ExcellentBased on 1,559 reviews
8.7

Situated a brief drive from Windermere Lake, Lonsdale House offers relaxed accommodation in Windermere. This cosy bed & breakfast also won the Visit Britain Silver Award.

Walmar Bed & Breakfast
Walmar Bed & Breakfast
Lake Road, Ambleside, United Kingdom
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0.2 mi from city centre, Ambleside 

Walmar Bed & Breakfast provides a comfortable base while visiting Ambleside and is close to everything the area has to offer. It is an excellent base for those looking to immerse themselves in nature, with the Lake District National Park just steps away.

Ivy Guest House
Ivy Guest House
9.2 Excellent
Main Street, Ambleside, United Kingdom
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4.2 mi from city centre, Ambleside 
ExcellentBased on 216 reviews
9.2

Ivy Guest House Hawkshead provides 4-star accommodation, plus a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. It is the perfect base for those wishing to be surrounded by nature, with the Lake District National Park just steps away.

The Inn At Grasmere
The Inn At Grasmere
8.4 Excellent
Red Lion Square, Ambleside, United Kingdom
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3.1 mi from city centre, Ambleside 
ExcellentBased on 3,222 reviews
8.4

Located a 10-minute car ride from Ambleside, The Inn at Grasmere provides stylish accommodation witha power shower and an iPod docking station. It is the perfect base for those wanting to be surrounded by nature, with the Lake District National Park just moments away.

The Royal Oak Inn
The Royal Oak Inn
8.9 Excellent
Brantfell Road, Windermere, United Kingdom
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5.1 mi from city centre, Ambleside 
ExcellentBased on 1,283 reviews
8.9

The Royal Oak Inn Bowness-on-Windermere provides a comfortable base while in Bowness-on-Windermere and is close to everything the area has to offer. It is the perfect base for those wanting to get back to nature, with the Lake District National Park just moments away.

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Cheapest month:December
Most expensive month:September
Average price in Ambleside:$157/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$20/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
$64 - $203
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$71 - $265
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Ambleside Townhouse
Ambleside Townhouse
9.3 Excellent
Lake Road, Ambleside, United Kingdom
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0.2 mi from city centre, Ambleside 

Situated in the Lake District National Park, this relaxed guest house is the perfect choice for a relaxing stay. It is also within walking distance of Ambleside's popular tourist spots.

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The Swan At Grasmere
The Swan At Grasmere
8.4 Excellent
Keswick Road, Ambleside, United Kingdom
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3.2 mi from city centre, Ambleside 

Located in the Lake District National Park, this historic hotel is the perfect base for a peaceful stay. It also offers a lake, an express check-in and check-out feature and a 24-hour reception.

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Cuckoo Brow Inn
Cuckoo Brow Inn
8.8 Excellent
Far Sawrey, Ambleside, United Kingdom
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5.6 mi from city centre, Ambleside 

Situated in the Lake District National Park, this cosy inn is the perfect base for a scenic retreat. Located in Sawrey, it boasts views of Lakeland and provides a lake and a garden as additional highlights.

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Windermere Hydro Hotel
Windermere Hydro Hotel
7.7 Good
Helm Road, Windermere, United Kingdom
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1.1 mi from city centre, Windermere 

Boasting views of Windermere Lake, Windermere Hydro Hotel is steps from Bowness-on-Windermere's attractions and landmarks. This Victorian 4-star hotel is just a 10-minute drive from Windermere.

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Green Gables Guest House
Green Gables Guest House
8.4 Excellent
37 Broad Street, Windermere, United Kingdom
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

A 10-minute walk from Windermere Railway Station, Green Gables has a accessible location, making it an ideal place to stay while in Windermere. It is an excellent base for those looking to be surrounded by nature, with the Lake District National Park just moments away.

$75
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Melbourne Cottage Guest House
Melbourne Cottage Guest House
9.3 Excellent
2/3 Biskey Howe Road, Windermere, United Kingdom
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1.0 mi from city centre,  

Melbourne Guest House Windermere provides 3-star accommodation in Windermere. It is the perfect base for those wanting to immerse themselves in nature, with the Lake District National Park just steps away.

$82
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Walmar Bed & Breakfast
Walmar Bed & Breakfast
Lake Road, Ambleside, United Kingdom
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

Walmar Bed & Breakfast provides a comfortable base while visiting Ambleside and is close to everything the area has to offer. It is an excellent base for those looking to immerse themselves in nature, with the Lake District National Park just steps away.

$92
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The Willowsmere - Adults Only
The Willowsmere - Adults Only
9.2 Excellent
Ambleside Road, Windermere, United Kingdom
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

The Willowsmere Adults Only is situated in Windermere and is close to Windermere Lake. It is ideal for those wishing to be surrounded by nature, with the Lake District National Park just steps away.

$93
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Jerichos Boutique Accommodation
Jerichos Boutique Accommodation
9.5 Excellent
College Road, Windermere, United Kingdom
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

This Victorian Windermere guest house is situated within a 10-minute walk of Windermere Railway Station. It is ideal for those wanting to be surrounded by nature, with the Lake District National Park just moments away.

$98
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Cragwood Country House Hotel
Cragwood Country House Hotel
9.0 Excellent
Ambleside Road, Windermere, United Kingdom
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1.8 mi from city centre,  

Situated in Windermere, Cragwood Country House Hotel is located a short drive from Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere. It is an excellent base for those looking to be surrounded by nature, with the Lake District National Park just steps away.

$98
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The Westmorland Inn
The Westmorland Inn
8.4 Excellent
Lake Road, Windermere, United Kingdom
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1.0 mi from city centre,  

Situated in Bowness-on-Windermere, Westmorland Inn is within easy reach of Windermere Lake and Grizedale Forest. It is ideal for those looking to immerse themselves in nature, with the Lake District National Park just moments away.

$102
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Ivy Guest House
Ivy Guest House
9.2 Excellent
Main Street, Ambleside, United Kingdom
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4.2 mi from city centre,  

Ivy Guest House Hawkshead provides 4-star accommodation, plus a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. It is the perfect base for those wishing to be surrounded by nature, with the Lake District National Park just steps away.

$104
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Hotel prices in Ambleside

3 stars

$75 - $233

Ivy Guest House

#1 Most popular

Ivy Guest House
9.2 Excellent
$104
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Quaysiders Club

#2 Most popular

Quaysiders Club
9.2 Excellent
$130
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Green Gables Guest House

Best value

$75
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4 stars +

$82 - $565

The Waterhead Inn

#1 Most popular

The Waterhead Inn
8.8 Excellent
$256
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The Gables Guest House

#2 Most popular

$131
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Melbourne Cottage Guest House

Best value

$82
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Where to stay in Ambleside

About Ambleside

The quaint village of Ambleside rests along the banks of Windermere Lake in the heart of England’s Lake District National Park. The sprawling mountain setting, fine foods and elegant wines of the region have captivated generations of explorers, from the Romans to Charles Dickens.

Things to do

Discover Ambleside’s rolling landscape and tranquil lakes with a traditional hill walk, originally a pastime for local shepherds. Follow the popular Fairfield Horseshoe trail, which takes you high above the village to the tops of Fairfield and Hart Crag. From there, detour to Scafell Pike and observe the Lake District’s famous rock climbing crags.

A short walk outside of the village lies Stock Ghyll Force, a 21-metre-tall waterfall with an iconic 17th-century bridge house spanning Stock Gyhll. One of the most photographed monuments in Lakeland, the bridge house’s sparsely decorated interior hosts regular guided tours, while the waterfall features a scenic path and railed viewpoint.

Interested in ancient history? Visit the Roman Fort of Galava, which is right outside the village in Borrans Park. This fort was likely built in the 2nd century AD, during the reign of Emperor Hadrian. Learn about the Roman soldiers who utilised the Roman Fort of Galava to consolidate their control, before discovering the towering remains of Ravenglass Bath House and the dramatic ruins at Hardknott Roman Fort.

Take a lake cruise to Wray Castle, an intricate Gothic revival castle on the shores of Lake Windermere. Join a guided tour and walk the castle grounds or explore the informal interior, which now features child-friendly activities, such as the Peter Rabbit Adventure and castle building workshops.

Getting around

Enter the Lake District by car or bus on the A591 or take a train that stops at Windermere railway station. From there, buses and ferries provide access to Ambleside. Within Ambleside, there are minibus tours, heritage railways, lake steamers and coaches.

Ambleside travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Ambleside?

    Ivy Guest House is a very popular hotel in Ambleside with a score of 9.2 from 216 reviews. The Waterhead Inn (8.8 from 780 reviews) and The Gables Guest House (8.6 from 179 reviews) are also highly rated Ambleside hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel near Rydal Mount?

    Haven Cottage is a popular hotel near Rydal Mount that is highly recommended, with a score of 9.9 across 190 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Ambleside near Grasmere Garden Village?

    Moss Grove Organic is the hotel close to Grasmere Garden Village that is most recommended by HotelsCombined users, with 532 reviews rating it at 9.0/10.