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Places to stay in Ambleside

Ambleside's location in the middle of the Lake District makes it the ideal destination for outdoor lovers and explorers; the area boasts a wealth of activities and attractions, including wall climbing, bike hire, mountain treks and lake cruises, while the towns and villages offer entertainment and great locations for dining out.

The Lake District is a stunning area of national park, with a wide collection of wildlife and beautiful views across the countryside. Hike or cycle along the footpaths and bridleways, or head out onto the lakes for a more exciting afternoon of exploration!

Hostels in Ambleside
Hostels in Ambleside

Adventure-lovers will adore our Ambleside hostel, promising comfortable accommodation and an excellent bar serving local ales. The surrounding area is ideal for activity lovers, with climbing facilities and a range of other sports nearby. Set in the heart of the Lake District, it's the perfect hostel for first-timers and seasoned travellers alike.


Five Free Things To Do In Ambleside

Explore the countryside
From Grizedale Forest to Claife Heights, there are a number of trails to walk and cycle along to see the wildlife and beauty of the Ambleside area.

Discover the lakes
Spend an afternoon exploring the shore of the iconic Lake Windermere, less than a mile away from Ambleside, and watch the yachts and canoes make their way through the water.

Visit surrounding towns
Neighbouring villages and hamlets such as Rydal and Grassmere offer a look into the past with charming narrow streets, cobbled pre-war architecture and beautiful local sights to discover.

Arts and Culture
Ambleside has a number of museums and even more art galleries - head to the Old Courthouse Gallery to see classic and contemporary work by a number of local artists inspired by the beautiful surroundings.

See the Lake District
Ambleside is perfectly located for you to head out into the Lake District and see what else is on offer in the region - the Visitors' Centre in Brockley is a great place to start!

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