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Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Historically within the county of Westmorland, it is situated at the head of Windermere, England's largest water. The town is within the Lake District National Park.BackgroundAmbleside is administered by South Lakeland District Council and forms part of the Lakes civil parish but from 1894 to 1935 it was a separate urban district council.‘Steamers' (in reality diesel-powered ferries) run to Bowness-on-Windermere and Lakeside offering fine views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Ambleside is a base for hiking, mountaineering and mountain biking. It has a number of hotels, guest houses, pubs and restaurants as well as shops. In particular, there are a number of shops selling equipment for walkers and climbers in the town. Ambleside is a popular starting point for the Fairfield horseshoe, a hillwalking ridge hike.Ambleside is also home to the headquarters of Brathay Exploration Group, a youth charity based just beyond Clappersgate on the road to Hawkshead.Our United Kingdom attractions planning website combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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Mountain Goat Full Day Tour: Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $50
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Beatrix Potter's Half Day Lake District Tour Including Lake Cruise BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $68
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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