You will find plenty of things to do in Ambleside, just a short drive from our Aphrodite’s Lodge Spa Hotel in Windermere.
7 Things to do in Ambleside
Here we take a look at just 7 things to do in Ambleside:
- Spring Flower Show
- Boats and canoes at Waterhead
- Wray Castle, National Trust site
- Charity Classic Car Show
- Rydal Mount and Gardens
- Dinner at the Old Stamp House
- Walks over Loughrigg Fell
Getting to Ambleside is a scenic drive along Lake Windermere, one that comes with some rather picturesque views. So if you’d rather leave the car behind and take in the beautiful countryside, you can always catch the bus instead!
Buy a ticket for the Spring Flower Show
The annual flower show takes place on the 21st and 22nd March. It’s a chance to quite literally see the Lake District blossom, as local gardeners show off their flowers and shrubberies.
Canoe along Waterhead
The tranquil waters are ideal for a relaxing paddle with your canoe or kayak, with the local jetty a convenient way to take to the water. Alternatively, the Lake District is well known for a number of more civilised river cruises.
Have a look around Wray Castle
If you are already a National Trust member, then entry to the historic Wray Castle is free of charge. Although standard prices for adults are just over £10 and well worth the price. Having been built over 180 years ago, the castle remains an impressive piece of local architecture.
Drive to the Charity Classic Car Show
While looking for things to do in Ambleside, you may wish to live out your dreams of owning a classic car. In fact, maybe some of you already do? Either way, you will meet fellow enthusiasts at the charity classic car show in Ambleside on 21st March.
Visit Rydal Mount and Gardens
Once home to famous poet William Wordsworth, the grounds of Rydal Mount are something to behold. Perfect for summer walks or a place to visit where you can relive days gone by, brought to life by the written words of Wordsworth himself.
Take in the views from Loughrigg Fell
While it may be a slightly more challenging walk, reaching the top of Loughrigg Fell comes with some fantastic rewards. The views over the Lake District are quite astonishing, where on a clear day, you can admire the scenery with a breath of fresh air.
Book a table at the Old Stamp House
When it comes to things to do in Ambleside in the evening, then make your package break somewhat more special.
By eating out at the Old Stamp House, you will be having a table at one of the finest restaurants in the area. Whereby a well-deserved meal is certainly the ideal way to end a day out in the Lake District. Ready to head back to soak in the hot tub of your spa hotel.
Spa Hotels in the Lake District
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay near Ambleside, then Aphrodite’s Lodge Spa Hotel in the Lake District is nearby. With a number of spa suites and to choose from, why not book your package break in the Lake District today.