Ambleside is a small town in Cumbria on the shores of Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park. It is about six hours from London and an hour from Edinburgh. Ambleside offers great food, ale and wine to harmonise the magnificent lakeside mountain surroundings of this historic town. Ambleside hotels host tourists, tireless rock climbers, walkers and peace seekers. Ambleside is an excellent place to start your excursion, cycling or climbing in all the regions of Lake District. Many Ambleside hotels are located in the centre of the region's road network.
Many of the main activities in the Lake District region have an emphasis on nature and outdoors, amalgamated with uncomplicated laid-back enjoyment of the superlative panorama and its mythical and creative heritage. Tourism is a big industry here, resulting in plenty of good Ambleside hotels. It is also well known for being an escape for the frazzled urban crowd who come here to enjoy solitude in the hills. Ambleside is a lively hub for trekkers and hikers, and there are many shops for outdoor gear. Book your hotels in Ambleside early for first dibs on reasonable accommodation.