The starting point for a wide range of walks, Ambleside has been a long-standing favourite with families, experienced fell walkers and climbers. Ambleside also has lots to offer those seeking relaxation, as well as exercise!
Ambleside is easily reached by road, being 20 miles from the M6 motorway, and is served by several bus services. Rail travel is to Windermere, four miles away with easy bus and taxi access. There is a direct Manchester Airport/Windermere rail link.

The bus services from Ambleside (including open-topped buses) provide easy access to nearby Lakeland towns, such as Windermere, Keswick and Grasmere. Ideally located at the hub of the area's road system,

Ambleside is the ideal base to experience all that the Lake District National Park has to offer.

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