Bridge House, Ambleside, Lake District.

This evening, I am posting information on the Cumbrian town of Ambleside which is an excellent, central base for touring the Lake District. Summary information:

  • The site has a long history of occupation, from prehistory, Roman period and onwards. However, the current town is essentially 18th century, Victorian.
  • About thirty miles S.W. of Penrith and close to Lake Windermere and boat trips thereon.
  • Well known to famous British writers and conservationists, William Wordsworth (poet) and Beatrix Potter (children’s author).
  • Near the centre is attractive church, St. Mary’s, dating from 1854 and designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott.
  • Well endowed with hotels, guest houses and other lodgings. Also restaurants and other visitor attractions including the unusual Bridge House.
  • Extremely popular with visitors and can be very busy during the tourist season.

Colourful Wine Bar in Ambleside, Cumbria, England

Central Ambleside, Cumbria, England

Rothay Park Playing Field, Ambleside, Cumbria.

Stock Beck (stream) at Ambleside, Lake District

Former watermill at Ambleside, Lake District

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