As an alternative to Windermere, you’ll find plenty to do in Ambleside. Even the short drive through the beautiful Lake District scenery will make it a worthwhile day out from your hotel spa suite. As you travel north towards Ambleside, there are a number of places to stop along the way.
Likewise, when you arrive at your destination how about some trying out some of the following things to do in Ambleside.
7 Things to do in Ambleside
Spring Flower Show
When it comes to things to do in Spring in Ambleside, the Lake District becomes a wash of beautiful colours. The daffodils and bluebells, as well as a host of other displays at the Spring Flower Show. Taking place 21st and 22nd March. You may even gain some fresh ideas, ready to start work on your own private garden back at home.
Classic Car Show
During the very same weekend, there’s another popular event taking place. Offering things to do in Ambleside aimed especially at car enthusiasts. Even if you’ve arrived by public transport, there’s no reason why you can’t still dream of owning one the automobiles on display.
As for things to do in Ambleside all year round, Waterhead Village is a wonderful tourist area, albeit not as busy as the likes of Lake Windermere. Therefore, you can certainly make the most of the slow pace of Cumbrian life. Whether that be a gentle stroll along the edge of the water, or venturing off into the nearby woodland.
Speaking of which, in order to truly embrace the countryside, a challenging hike to the top of Loughrigg Fell comes with great rewards. The views are incredible, where you can take in your surroundings before returning to civilisation.
Stock Ghyll Force
Although not all walks in the Lake District involve climbing the hills and tall mountains. In fact, the fairly brief circular walk from Ambleside will soon take you to Stock Ghyll Force. The rather impressive and much-loved 20-metre waterfall.
Our final 2 suggestions of things to do in Ambleside will feature on many lists of the most popular attractions in the Lake District. The first being that of Wray Castle, the Victorian neo-gothic house and gardens. Built in 1840, it may not be the oldest castle in the Lakes, but it’s certainly one that comes with a lot of history.
Rydal Mount and Gardens
Likewise, Rydal Mount and Gardens is high on anyone’s list of places worth visiting in the Lake District. Especially when staying near Ambleside. After all, Rydal Mount was once home to William Wordsworth, one of the greatest poets that ever lived.
Windermere Boutique Spa Suites
As part of Aphrodite’s Lodge Spa Hotel in the Lake District, our very own Windermere Boutique Spa Suites offer peace and tranquillity. Whereby you can enjoy a spa break in the Lake District, with a choice of three rooms. The Lake District Spa Suite, the Bowness Spa Suite or the Windermere Spa Suite.