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Ambleside Waterhead

Cumbria La22 0Er, Ambleside, England
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Very picturesque

Nice place to walk around - especially on a beautiful day! Great pictures. You can go for a boat... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JimW551
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San Clemente, California
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Excellent Location

We had a boat ride that was very good value for money, with staff that were very helpful and being... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Poshweb
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Slough, 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 trip. The bus stops next to the world famous; Ambleside Sheepskins. If you decide to pop in to Ambleside Sheepskins, you might be lucky and bump into the odd celebrity or two shopping. Anything Sheepskin can be found in there 2 high street shops, boasting the best selection of sheepskin slippers, sheepskin rugs, cowhide rugs, reindeer skins in the UK. As well as the Local Herdwick Sheepskin rugs. They also offer to post your goods if you can not carry them back home with you. If you walk a further 300 yards up the road you will come across the best deli in the village, Stockghyll Fine Foods, takeaway pies, sandwiches & sweets - highly recommended! For walking and outdoor gear visit Cunninghams around the corner. Cunningham's was established in 1971 by Stewart Cunningham, an Ambleside lad who spent his early years on the fells in the Lake District. He opened the Ambleside store to meet the needs of the many walkers drawn to the Lakes. He has watched the technology evolve over the years from Ventile jackets and canvas rucksacks to the advent of Gore-tex and other fabric technologies. Cunningham's now has six stores across England, Scotland and Wales.
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Cumbria La22 0Er, Ambleside, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to walk around - especially on a beautiful day! Great pictures. You can go for a boat ride or enjoy some snacks and the views!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a boat ride that was very good value for money, with staff that were very helpful and being dog friendly was a plus

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the Red Cruise Fantastic Sailing towards the mountains reaching Ambleside Pier a short time later. Caught the Shuttle Bus into town and did a bit of retail therapy Very enjoyable Day

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying here this week. The views over the lake are simply stunning. Plenty going on and a few places were you can have a bit to eat or drink and just watch the world go by. Heaven!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Lake view Romney Grange apartment ,with Lake lovers .the apartment was spacious warm beautiful views of the lake ,across the road was Waterhead the ferries go to Bowness-on-Windermere they went to different stops on the lake well organised left on time had...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great for outdoor eating.. food was average. Service could improve. Lovely setting and spacious outdoor seating overlooking the Lake.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We caught the boat from here to Bowness at Windermere. Beautiful weather made a difference. Boat not too full and we manages to get front seats on the upper deck

Thank MichaelMacartney
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Brilliant day out at Ambleside waterhead. Lots of watersport activities on offer aswell as boat cruises you can also visit Wray Castle. Lots of walking tours and hiking treks. Family friendly nice cafes and restaurants in the area and you can go and explore various...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Excellent view and food. Service very good and great atmosphere for a relax meal and drink. The Fish pie and chili dishes were excellent.

Thank Lakes Bnb A
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

We walked down to the waterhead while staying up in Ambleside town. It was a lovely walk down, and well worth it for the views across the water. Plenty of places to grab food/drink/gifts if you visit during the day and plenty of boat hire...More

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