Hotels in Ambleside in the Lake District
Ambleside lies in the heart of the Lake District on the Northern end of Lake Windermere, the largest natural lake in England surrounded by high fells, a truly stunning part of the country. To the north of Ambleside the village of Grasmere famous as the home of William Wordsworth and Rydal Water and a scenic drive can be found. There are several hotels in the town and many more hotels on the road to Windermere and Rydal Village. The town has many walks nearby with waterfalls such as Stock Ghyll force and Colwith Force within a short drive or walk from the hotels for the enthusiastic, particularly good in spring time with daffodils along the walk. windermere Lake provides further attractions and walks, and hotels with lake cruises to Bowness, Brockhole and Wray castle from Waterhead pier near the town. Further Cruises can be undertaken from Bowness-on-Windermere. The nearby kirkstone Pass rises to 1,489 feet, a scenic drive though can be steep in places. There is also a coaching inn at the top of the pass
If you are stayng in a hotel in the area, there are also some fine country restaurants in remote areas that can be combined with a day's walking in the fells. Finally a very popular attraction in the area is Hill Top near Sawrey, Ambleside Cumbria, home of Beatrix Potter.