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Ambleside, England, United Kingdom
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Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection
Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection
9.2 Excellent
Lake Road, Ambleside, United Kingdom
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0.1 km from city centre, Ambleside 
ExcellentBased on 961 reviews
9.2

Located in the Lake District National Park, this stylish hotel is the perfect choice for a scenic stay. Popular amenities, such as a sauna, a Jacuzzi and an indoor pool, ensure a satisfying stay in Ambleside.

Lindeth Howe
Lindeth Howe
8.8 Excellent
Lindeth Drive 1, Windermere, United Kingdom
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9.5 km from city centre, Ambleside 
ExcellentBased on 897 reviews
8.8

Offering views of Windermere Lake, Lindeth Howe is in the heart of a popular shopping area, and boasts an indoor pool and a sauna. It is ideal for those wanting to get back to nature, with the Lake District National Park just steps away.

Melbourne Guest House
Melbourne Guest House
9.2 Excellent
2/3 Biskey Howe Road, Windermere, United Kingdom
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7.9 km from city centre, Ambleside 
ExcellentBased on 673 reviews
9.2

Melbourne Guest House Windermere provides 3-star accommodation in Windermere. It is the perfect base for those wanting to immerse themselves in nature, with the Lake District National Park just steps away.

Queens Head Inn & Restaurant
Queens Head Inn & Restaurant
9.2 Excellent
Main Street, Hawkshead, Cumbria, Ambleside, United Kingdom
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6.9 km from city centre, Ambleside 
ExcellentBased on 377 reviews
9.2

This comfortable guest house in Hawkshead offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as luggage storage and a bowling alley. It is the perfect base for those wishing to be surrounded by nature, with the Lake District National Park just moments away.

Lonsdale House
Lonsdale House
8.7 Excellent
La232JJ Lake Road Windermere, Windermere, United Kingdom
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7.8 km from city centre, Ambleside 
ExcellentBased on 1,630 reviews
8.7

Situated a brief drive from Windermere Lake, Lonsdale House offers relaxed accommodation in Windermere. This cosy bed & breakfast also won the Visit Britain Silver Award.

The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa
The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa
8.5 Excellent
Stock Lane, Ambleside, United Kingdom
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4.9 km from city centre, Ambleside 
ExcellentBased on 1,529 reviews
8.5

Offering views of Grasmere, The Wordsworth Hotel & Spa is situated close to a range of well-known eateries, and treats guests to a sauna and an indoor pool. It is ideal for those wanting to be surrounded by nature, with the Lake District National Park just steps away.

The Samling Hotel
The Samling Hotel
9.6 Excellent
Ambleside Road 1, Windermere, United Kingdom
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2.1 km from city centre, Ambleside 
ExcellentBased on 141 reviews
9.6

The Samling Hotel is situated in Windermere and is close to Windermere Lake. It is the perfect base for those wishing to get back to nature, with the Lake District National Park just steps away.

The Ro Hotel
The Ro Hotel
7.5 Good
Helm Road, Windermere, United Kingdom
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8.1 km from city centre, Ambleside 
GoodBased on 1,414 reviews
7.5

Boasting views of Windermere Lake, Windermere Hydro Hotel is steps from Bowness-on-Windermere's attractions and landmarks. This Victorian 4-star hotel is just a 10-minute drive from Windermere.

Green Gables Guest House
Green Gables Guest House
8.4 Excellent
37 Broad Street, Windermere, United Kingdom
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7.3 km from city centre, Ambleside 
ExcellentBased on 558 reviews
8.4

A 10-minute walk from Windermere Railway Station, Green Gables has a accessible location, making it an ideal place to stay while in Windermere. It is an excellent base for those looking to be surrounded by nature, with the Lake District National Park just moments away.

Jerichos Boutique Accommodation
Jerichos Boutique Accommodation
9.5 Excellent
College Road, Windermere, United Kingdom
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7.0 km from city centre, Ambleside 
ExcellentBased on 534 reviews
9.5

This Victorian Windermere guest house is situated within a 10-minute walk of Windermere Railway Station. It is ideal for those wanting to be surrounded by nature, with the Lake District National Park just moments away.

Tips for booking a Ambleside hotel

Cheapest month:July
Most expensive month:September
Average price in Ambleside:$216/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$27/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$127 - $390
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$152 - $218
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Latimer House
Latimer House
9.1 Excellent
Lake Road, Windermere, United Kingdom
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1.6 km from city centre, Windermere 

Latimer House is situated in Windermere and is close to Windermere Lake. It is ideal for those wanting to get back to nature, with the Lake District National Park just moments away.

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Yha Ambleside
Yha Ambleside
8.8 Excellent
Waterhead, Ambleside, United Kingdom
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1.5 km from city centre, Ambleside 

Situated in Ambleside, YHA Ambleside is an easy drive from Grasmere Lake and Windermere Lake. This cosy 3-star hostel is just a 10-minute drive from Windermere.

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Cuckoo Brow Inn
Cuckoo Brow Inn
8.8 Excellent
Far Sawrey, Ambleside, United Kingdom
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9.1 km from city centre, Ambleside 

Situated in the Lake District National Park, this cosy inn is the perfect base for a scenic retreat. Located in Sawrey, it boasts views of Lakeland and provides a lake and a garden as additional highlights.

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The Ro Hotel
The Ro Hotel
7.5 Good
Helm Road, Windermere, United Kingdom
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1.9 km from city centre, Windermere 

Boasting views of Windermere Lake, Windermere Hydro Hotel is steps from Bowness-on-Windermere's attractions and landmarks. This Victorian 4-star hotel is just a 10-minute drive from Windermere.

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Gilpin Hotel & Lake House
Gilpin Hotel & Lake House
9.1 Excellent
Crook Road, Windermere, United Kingdom
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3.4 km from city centre,  

Set in the Lake District National Park, this elegant hotel is the perfect base for a scenic stay. It also offers a lake, a Jacuzzi and 24-hour room service.

$19
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Yha Ambleside
Yha Ambleside
8.8 Excellent
Waterhead, Ambleside, United Kingdom
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1.5 km from city centre,  

Situated in Ambleside, YHA Ambleside is an easy drive from Grasmere Lake and Windermere Lake. This cosy 3-star hostel is just a 10-minute drive from Windermere.

$82
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Green Gables Guest House
Green Gables Guest House
8.4 Excellent
37 Broad Street, Windermere, United Kingdom
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0.5 km from city centre,  

A 10-minute walk from Windermere Railway Station, Green Gables has a accessible location, making it an ideal place to stay while in Windermere. It is an excellent base for those looking to be surrounded by nature, with the Lake District National Park just moments away.

$103
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Melbourne Guest House
Melbourne Guest House
9.2 Excellent
2/3 Biskey Howe Road, Windermere, United Kingdom
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1.6 km from city centre,  

Melbourne Guest House Windermere provides 3-star accommodation in Windermere. It is the perfect base for those wanting to immerse themselves in nature, with the Lake District National Park just steps away.

$122
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Ivythwaite Lodge Guest House
Ivythwaite Lodge Guest House
9.7 Excellent
Princes Road, Windermere, United Kingdom
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1.0 km from city centre,  

Located in Windermere, Ivythwaite Lodge hotel is a short drive from Windermere Lake and offers on-site parking. It is the perfect base for those wanting to immerse themselves in nature, with the Lake District National Park just moments away.

$126
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Jerichos Boutique Accommodation
Jerichos Boutique Accommodation
9.5 Excellent
College Road, Windermere, United Kingdom
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0.3 km from city centre,  

This Victorian Windermere guest house is situated within a 10-minute walk of Windermere Railway Station. It is ideal for those wanting to be surrounded by nature, with the Lake District National Park just moments away.

$136
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The Elleray
The Elleray
9.5 Excellent
2-6 Cross Street, Windermere, United Kingdom
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0.2 km from city centre,  

The Elleray is situated amongst Windermere's popular restaurants, just a brief walk from Windermere Railway Station. It is ideal for those looking to be surrounded by nature, with the Lake District National Park just moments away.

$136
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Hillthwaite
Hillthwaite
8.6 Excellent
Thornbarrow Road, Windermere, United Kingdom
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1.1 km from city centre,  

Located in Windermere, Hillthwaite House Hotel is within a 10-minute drive of Windermere Lake and offers free public parking on site. It is an excellent base for those looking to be surrounded by nature, with the Lake District National Park just steps away.

$169
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Hotel prices in Ambleside

2 stars or below

$82 - $188

The Royal Oak Inn

No. 1 most popular

The Royal Oak Inn
8.9 Excellent
$188
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Yha Ambleside

Best value

Yha Ambleside
8.8 Excellent
$82
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3 stars

$103 - $265

Regent by the Lake Hotel

No. 1 most popular

$250
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Latimer House

No. 2 most popular

Latimer House
9.1 Excellent
$208
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Green Gables Guest House

Best value

$103
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4 stars and up

$19 - $926

The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa

No. 1 most popular

$283
Avg. per night
Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection
$229
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Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Best value

$19
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Where to stay in Ambleside

About Ambleside

The quaint village of Ambleside rests along the banks of Windermere Lake in the heart of England’s Lake District National Park. The sprawling mountain setting, fine foods and elegant wines of the region have captivated generations of explorers, from the Romans to Charles Dickens.

Things to do

Discover Ambleside’s rolling landscape and tranquil lakes with a traditional hill walk, originally a pastime for local shepherds. Follow the popular Fairfield Horseshoe trail, which takes you high above the village to the tops of Fairfield and Hart Crag. From there, detour to Scafell Pike and observe the Lake District’s famous rock climbing crags.

A short walk outside of the village lies Stock Ghyll Force, a 21-metre-tall waterfall with an iconic 17th-century bridge house spanning Stock Gyhll. One of the most photographed monuments in Lakeland, the bridge house’s sparsely decorated interior hosts regular guided tours, while the waterfall features a scenic path and railed viewpoint.

Interested in ancient history? Visit the Roman Fort of Galava, which is right outside the village in Borrans Park. This fort was likely built in the 2nd century AD, during the reign of Emperor Hadrian. Learn about the Roman soldiers who utilised the Roman Fort of Galava to consolidate their control, before discovering the towering remains of Ravenglass Bath House and the dramatic ruins at Hardknott Roman Fort.

Take a lake cruise to Wray Castle, an intricate Gothic revival castle on the shores of Lake Windermere. Join a guided tour and walk the castle grounds or explore the informal interior, which now features child-friendly activities, such as the Peter Rabbit Adventure and castle building workshops.

Getting around

Enter the Lake District by car or bus on the A591 or take a train that stops at Windermere railway station. From there, buses and ferries provide access to Ambleside. Within Ambleside, there are minibus tours, heritage railways, lake steamers and coaches.

Ambleside travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Ambleside?

    The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa, rated with a score of 8.5 from 1,529 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Ambleside. Other top stays include Regent by the Lake Hotel, with an average rating of 9.1 from 1,997 reviewers, and Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection, with a score of 9.2 from 961 reviewers.

  • What is a good hotel near Rydal Mount?

    Haven Cottage is a popular hotel near Rydal Mount that is highly recommended, with a score of 9.9 across 190 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Ambleside near Grasmere Garden Village?

    The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa is the hotel close to Grasmere Garden Village that is most recommended by HotelsCombined users, with 1,529 reviews rating it at 8.5/10.

  • How much do hotels in Ambleside cost?

    The average prices of hotels in Ambleside have been around $308 per night over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Ambleside?

    HotelsCombined searches in the last 3 days suggest cheap Ambleside hotels have prices starting from as low as $48/night, depending on the popularity of your requested dates.

  • How much is a hotel in Ambleside tonight?

    Ambleside hotels start at $73 for tonight; however, the average price of accommodation is about $338. Many 4-star stays can be found in Ambleside tonight, with prices starting at $157. These prices were found on HotelsCombined within the last 72 hours.