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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Ambleside
Category: Mountains; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Ambleside
Category: Lookouts; Cultural
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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in Ambleside
Category: Other
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Ranked #5 of 14 attractions in Ambleside
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: Rydal Mount, the last family home of William Wordsworth from 1813 until his death in 1850, now belongs to the direct... more » Owner description: Rydal Mount, the last family home of William Wordsworth from 1813 until his death in 1850, now belongs to the direct descendants of the Poet and remains a lived-in family home. The dining room, part of the old Tudor cottage, with its original flagged floor and oak beams, contrasts pleasingly with the larger proportions of the drawing room and library, added in 1750. The house contains works of art, furniture, manuscripts and many of the Poet's books and personal possessions, reflecting his life here. Wordsworth was a keen landscape gardener and the four acre garden remains very much as he designed it, consisting of fell-side terraces, lawns, rock pools and a 9th century Norse mound. There are rare shrubs and, in season, the daffodils, bluebells and rhododendrons produce a spectacular display. « less
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Ranked #6 of 14 attractions in Ambleside
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks

Bridge House Ambleside This much photographed tiny house on a bridge over Stock Beck was built as an apple store by the Braithwaites of Ambleside Hall in 1723.  The Hall (now... more »

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Ranked #7 of 14 attractions in Ambleside
Owner description: The Armitt is Ambleside's Museum featuring a permanent exhibition 'Beatrix Potter -Image and Reality', together with the Kurt... more » Owner description: The Armitt is Ambleside's Museum featuring a permanent exhibition 'Beatrix Potter -Image and Reality', together with the Kurt Schwitter's gallery and much more. Described by 'The Times' as 'a gem' this is a must for all Beatrix Potter fans. « less
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Ranked #8 of 14 attractions in Ambleside
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Dora's Field (Rydal)
Ranked #9 of 14 attractions in Ambleside
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Ranked #10 of 14 attractions in Ambleside
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Ranked #11 of 14 attractions in Ambleside
Category: Castles; Cultural
Owner description: Mock-Gothic castle sitting on the Windermere shores, with turrets, towers and informal grounds.Wray Castle came to us without... more » Owner description: Mock-Gothic castle sitting on the Windermere shores, with turrets, towers and informal grounds.Wray Castle came to us without its contents so you will not see a 'typical' National Trust house full of paintings, furniture and antiques with an accompanying owner-family history through the ages. What you will see is a 'tired' but fascinating building with hints of its ‘grand’ past and plenty of signs of its varied history (a history that shows in its fixtures and fittings right up to the 1990s, including numbers on room doors and institutional paint-schemes). Make sure you join one of our free tours to get its full life story.If you've children to entertain you'll be pleased to know the rooms may be empty of grand possessions but full of kids having fun in our dressing up and story-telling spaces, perfect for a wet day in the Lakes! There’s plenty to do outdoors too, like rope swing, den-building and trails, in our family-friendly gardens and grounds. « less
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Ranked #12 of 14 attractions in Ambleside
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Ranked #13 of 14 attractions in Ambleside
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #14 of 14 attractions in Ambleside
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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