Ambleside is the quintessential Lake District town. Buzzing with the comings and goings of excited families, hikers and sightseers, there's a real atmosphere to the place.
In the town are a smorgasbord of accommodation options, outdoor gear shops, adventure travel companies and great places to eat and drink.
However, it is the town's surroundings that are even more special. England's largest lake, Windermere is a short walk to the south. To the north is Lakeland's romantic heartland: Grasmere, Loughrigg, Rydal and more of Wordsworth's most beloved places.
The town is a superb base for Wainwright bagging. The classic Fairfield Horseshoe begins from the town and it's only a short drive to Langdale, where adventures on the Langdale Pikes, Bowfell and the Scafells await.
February 24, 2021
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