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With a rich heritage in literature and fine arts, a wide range of shopping and dining options and extremely friendly locals, the rural British town of Ambleside has it all! Sample the art galleries along Main Street including the Beatrix Potter Gallery, author of Peter Rabbit, or, take advantage of the shopping options in the villages within Ambleside including Hawkshead and Elterwater.
Be sure to also make time for some of these must-see outdoor destinations and historical attractions in the area:
A vacation rental is the preferred option for those staying in Ambleside. Book a condo in the heart of town or rent a cottage surrounded by sweeping countryside and vast hills. No matter when you decide to visit, there will likely be major events and festivals in and around Ambleside to take part in such as the Lake Artists Society Summer Exhibition.
There is a lot to do in Ambleside alone, but many visitors also like to take day trips to sample the amazing attractions that the Cumbria region has to offer. If you have some extra time to explore the area, the beautiful views in Old Hutton, the endless pastures and countryside of Keswick, and the historical attractions of Talkin can all be reached in less than an hour by car.