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Forest Side Hotel
9.2 Excellent

3.1 mi from city centre, Ambleside Show on map

ExcellentBased on 51 reviews
9.2

Situated in Grasmere, Forest Side Hotel is located a short drive from Ambleside and Keswick. It is an excellent base for those looking to be surrounded by nature, with the Lake District National Park just steps away.

Old School House
9.6 Excellent

4.4 mi from city centre, Ambleside Show on map

ExcellentBased on 159 reviews
9.6

Old School House Hawkshead is situated near Beatrix Potter Gallery and only a few steps from local restaurants, bars and shops. It is the perfect base for those wanting to immerse themselves in nature, with the Lake District National Park just steps away.

Cranleigh Boutique
8.7 Excellent

1.4 mi from city centre, Windermere Show on map

ExcellentBased on 230 reviews
8.7

Situated in Bowness-on-Windermere, The Cranleigh Boutique is a short drive from Windermere and provides a wake-up service. It is an excellent base for those looking to immerse themselves in nature, with the Lake District National Park just moments away.

Holly Cottages Guest House
8.0 Excellent

1.2 mi from city centre, Windermere Show on map

ExcellentBased on 142 reviews
8.0

Located in Bowness-on-Windermere, Holly Cottages Guest House Bowness-on-Windermere is a short drive from Windermere Lake and Grizedale Forest. It is the perfect base for those wishing to immerse themselves in nature, with the Lake District National Park just moments away.

Heidi's Grasmere Lodge
9.4 Excellent

3.1 mi from city centre, Ambleside Show on map

ExcellentBased on 425 reviews
9.4

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.

Crompton House

0.6 mi from city centre, Windermere Show on map

Located a short walk from Windermere Railway Station, the bed & breakfast offers guests an ideal base while visiting Windermere. It is an excellent base for those wanting to immerse themselves in nature, with the Lake District National Park just steps away.

The Westbourne
9.2 Excellent

1.0 mi from city centre, Windermere Show on map

ExcellentBased on 811 reviews
9.2

Located a short drive from Windermere Lake, The Westbourne Bed & Breakfast provides modern accommodation in Windermere. It is the perfect base for those looking to be surrounded by nature, with the Lake District National Park just moments away.

Great Langdale Bunkhouse Hostel
8.0 Excellent

5.3 mi from city centre, Ambleside Show on map

ExcellentBased on 88 reviews
8.0

This comfortable hostel is located next to Great Langdale. It is the perfect base for those wanting to be surrounded by nature, with the Lake District National Park just moments away.

Holly Lodge Guest House
9.2 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Windermere Show on map

ExcellentBased on 786 reviews
9.2

Holly Lodge Guest House Windermere is situated in Windermere and features complimentary wireless internet. It is the perfect base for those wishing to immerse themselves in nature, with the Lake District National Park just moments away.

Walmar Bed & Breakfast

0.2 mi from city centre, Ambleside Show on map

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.

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Cheapest month:January
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Average price in Ambleside:£117/night
Absolute cheapest price found:£8/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Saturday
£89 - £142
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£109 - £127
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Ambleside Townhouse
9.3 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Ambleside Show on map

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.

2
Ellerbrook House
9.4 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Windermere Show on map

Ellerbrook House offers an award-winning setting when in Windermere. It is the perfect base for those wanting to immerse themselves in nature, with the Lake District National Park just steps away.

3
Yha Ambleside - Hostel
8.9 Excellent

0.9 mi from city centre, Ambleside Show on map

Situated in Ambleside, YHA Ambleside is an easy drive from Grasmere Lake and Windermere Lake. This modern 3-star hostel is just a 10-minute drive from Windermere.

4
Cuckoo Brow Inn
8.8 Excellent

5.6 mi from city centre, Ambleside Show on map

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.

5
Yha Hawkshead
8.6 Excellent

5.0 mi from city centre, Ambleside Show on map

YHA Hawkshead is situated in Hawkshead and features complimentary wireless internet. It is the perfect base for those wishing to immerse themselves in nature, with the Lake District National Park just moments away.

6
Windermere Hydro Hotel
7.7 Good

1.1 mi from city centre, Windermere Show on map

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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Yha Hawkshead
8.6 Excellent

5.0 mi from city centre, Ambleside Show on map

YHA Hawkshead is situated in Hawkshead and features complimentary wireless internet. It is the perfect base for those wishing to immerse themselves in nature, with the Lake District National Park just moments away.

£28
Avg. per night
Yha Grasmere Butharlyp Howe
8.4 Excellent

3.3 mi from city centre, Ambleside Show on map

Set within the scenic parkland of Grasmere, YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe offers comfortable accommodation and a full range of facilities, including a library, laundry facilities and free Wi-Fi. It is ideal for those looking to be surrounded by nature, with the Lake District National Park just moments away.

£33
Avg. per night
Yha Ambleside - Hostel
8.9 Excellent

0.9 mi from city centre, Ambleside Show on map

Situated in Ambleside, YHA Ambleside is an easy drive from Grasmere Lake and Windermere Lake. This modern 3-star hostel is just a 10-minute drive from Windermere.

£33
Avg. per night
Ferndale Lodge
8.9 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Ambleside Show on map

Ferndale Lodge is a comfortable setting while visiting Ambleside 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.

£42
Avg. per night
Briscoe Lodge
9.4 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Windermere Show on map

Briscoe Lodge Windermere is situated in Windermere and offers complimentary Wi-Fi. It is the perfect base for those wanting to get back to nature, with the Lake District National Park just steps away.

£45
Avg. per night
The Willowsmere - Adults Only
9.2 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Windermere Show on map

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.

£46
Avg. per night
Green Gables Guest House
8.5 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Windermere Show on map

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.

£51
Avg. per night
The Grey Walls
7.3 Good

0.1 mi from city centre, Windermere Show on map

Set in the Lake District National Park, this traditional inn is the perfect base for a scenic retreat. It also offers free Wi-Fi, a terrace and luggage storage.

£53
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Ambleside

2 stars or below

£33 - £223

No. 1 most popular

£33
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

Yha Langdale
9.0 Excellent
£134
Avg. per night

Best value

£33
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3 stars

£28 - £160

No. 1 most popular

£59
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

£115
Avg. per night

Best value

Yha Hawkshead
8.6 Excellent
£28
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

£46 - £400

£82
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

Waterhead Hotel
8.9 Excellent
£120
Avg. per night

Best value

£46
Avg. per night

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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?

    Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection, rated with a score of 9.2 from 913 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Ambleside. Other top stays include Yha Ambleside - Hostel, with an average rating of 8.9 from 1,599 reviewers, and Wateredge Inn, with a score of 9.2 from 1,227 reviewers.

  • What is a good hotel near Rydal Mount?

    Crow How Country Guest House is a good hotel close to Rydal Mount - it has scored 9.4 over 317 reviews from HotelsCombined users.

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

    The Daffodil Hotel & Spa is the most recommended hotel near Grasmere Garden Village on HotelsCombined (scoring 9.0 over 2,179 reviews).