5 Places to Visit in Ambleside

There are many places to visit in Ambleside, from indoor climbing to fine dining restaurants. What’s more, it’s only a short drive away from your Windermere spa hotel. As such when you’ve finished a day out in Ambleside, you’ll be soaking in that hot tub in no time.

Ambleside Climbing Wall

If you fancy some mountain climbing but want something to ease you in first, then beginners can try their luck on the Ambleside Climbing Wall. Likewise, at the other end of the scale, you may be after places to visit in Ambleside to improve your skills.

Just because you’ve climbed the highest mountains in the Lake District, that doesn’t mean you’ve conquered the world. So from beginners to experts, you’ll be in good hands when you head to the Ambleside Climbing wall.

Ambleside Roman Fort

One of the more intriguing places to visit in Ambleside is the Roman Fort. To the untrained eye, the remains are fairly unassuming. However, they date back as far as the 1st or 2nd century. As such playing a historical part of the Lake Districts link to the Roman province of Britannia.

The English Heritage Site is open all year round and isn’t far to travel from your Windemere Spa Hotel. So even if you only stop off for a quick look, it’s still a worthy place to visit in Ambleside. What’s more is it’s free entry, as well as surrounded by the wonderful countryside.

Kirkstone Pass Inn

As the 3rd highest pub in England, the views from Kirkstone Pass Inn are incredible. After the long hike, a cold beer or glass of wine is just what’s needed. If you’re staying at a Windermere spa hotel because you’re on a detox, then you can always sneak a gin into your slimline tonic. Alternatively, there’s no reason why you can’t ask for an orange juice with your pub lunch.

Old Stamp House

If however, it’s something more substantial you’re wishing to eat, try the Old Stamp House. It’s one of Ambleside’s most popular fine dining restaurants. Although tables are hard to come by, so make sure you reserve a table in advance to avoid disappointment.

The Mountain Goat Tour

Alternatively, if you want to see it all book a Mountain Goat Tour. Although don’t expect to be riding on our four-legged friends! The Mountain Goat Tour is available from Ambleside, or you can join one closer to your Windermere spa hotel. Their summer tours run from outside the key holiday season.

There are tours of the Lakes available from the end of March through to late October. All of which focus largely on the beautiful Lakeside countryside. You may be within a stone’s throw from Lake Windermere while staying at a Windermere spa hotel, but there’s plenty more to see.

Tours include short trips in and around Ambleside to the 10 lakes spectacular. So whether your searching for places to visit in Ambleside itself, or further afield, then book a tour in advance.

Where to stay in Ambleside

Book a spa suite at Aphrodites Lodge. You will be within a 15-minute drive from many places to visit in Ambleside.

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