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Ambleside : Michelin's recommendations


Ambleside lies to the north of Lake Windermere. It is well known for its charm and peacefulness, but primarily as the starting point for a breathtaking trip up to the Wrynose Pass.

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Tourist attractions Ambleside : Things to see and do

  • Wrynose Pass Recommended Recommended

    GB - Little Langdale LA22

    The road passes by the bare slopes of a glacial valley, home to hill sheep. From Wrynose Pass (390m), stop and admire the view down to Little Langdale. The road then runs parallel with the River Duddon from Wrynose Bottom as far as Hardknott Pass. It..

  • Dove Cottage Interesting

    Town End GB - Grasmere LA22 9SH

    This 17C cottage was renovated and became the home of William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy from 1799-1808. Dove Cottage was a magnet for the Romantic writers Coleridge, Southey and De Quincey. The upper floor includes a "newspaper room"..

  • Rydal Mount and Gardens

    GB - Rydal LA22 9LU

    This cottage dating back to about 1574 was enlarged as a farm house in the 18C and was home to William Wordsworth (1770-1850) from 1813 until his death, a period that saw him move from revolutionary poetry to the reactionary status of Poet Laureat. T..

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Hotels Ambleside

  • Wateredge Inn Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Borrans Road GB - Ambleside LA22 0EP

    Wateredge Inn stands on the shores of Lake Windermere, a short walk from Ambleside centre. Set across two former 17th century fishermen's cottages, it offers a large bar and restaurant, cosy bedrooms and period features. The individual bedrooms each..

  • Best Western Ambleside Salutation Hotel

    Lake Road GB - Ambleside LA22 9BX

    With a picturesque location in Ambleside, this hotel features a modern spa and a brasserie. There is free parking and spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi and scenic views towards Wansfell. The traditional rooms are classically decorated, and each has a m..

  • The Waterhead Hotel

    Lake Road GB - Ambleside LA22 0ER

    Next to Lake Windermere, the stylish Waterhead Hotel offers free spa passes, an AA-Rosette restaurant and elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi. Ambleside is just a 10-minute walk away. The spacious rooms each have a flat-screen TV/DVD player with satellite..

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Restaurants Ambleside

  • Old Stamp House Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Church St GB - LA22 OBU Ambleside

    Named after William Wordsworth, the 'Distributor of Stamps' for Westmorland from 1813-1843. A solid stone floor and exposed beams set the scene for an intimate experience. Cooking is modern, complex and champions Cumbrian produce.

  • Drunken Duck Inn Traditional and pleasant pubs serving food 

    Barngates GB - LA22 0NG Ambleside

    Attractive pub in the heart of the beautiful Lakeland countryside, with a characterful, fire-lit bar and two more formal dining rooms. Simple lunches are followed by elaborate dinners with prices to match; cooking is generous and service, attentive. ..

  • The Samling Comfortable and pleasant restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    Ambleside Rd GB - LA23 1LR Ambleside

    Small hotel restaurant which looks out over 66 acres of grounds and down along Lake Windermere. Cooking has a classical base and a modern, innovative touch and dishes are interesting and well-executed with a Scandic edge. The presentation is impressi..

  • Lake Road Kitchen Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Lake Rd GB - LA22 0AD Ambleside

    The passionate chef-owner of this small restaurant once worked in Copenhagen and the concise daily menu features some excellent Nordic-inspired combinations. Well-crafted modern dishes use top Scandic and locally foraged produce.

  • Daffodil Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Keswick Rd GB - LA22 9PR Grasmere

  • Grasmere Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Broadgate GB - LA22 9TA Grasmere

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