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Things to do in Ambleside

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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Ambleside
Category: Sports Complexes
Owner description: Indoor Climbing Venue, suitable for all ages in the heart of The Lake District. Offering Taster sessions, Private Lessons and... more » Owner description: Indoor Climbing Venue, suitable for all ages in the heart of The Lake District. Offering Taster sessions, Private Lessons and Kids Clubs throughout the week, and open late for experienced climbers.Our parent company also offer a wide range of outdoor activities; from kayaking and rock climbing, to gorge scrambling and hiking. « less
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Ambleside
Category: Lookouts
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Ambleside
Category: Other
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Ranked #4 of 18 attractions in Ambleside
Owner description: Found in the centre of Ambleside, White Platt's Recreation Ground has the Best Mini Golf in the Lakes.There is a 9 Hole Mini... more » Owner description: Found in the centre of Ambleside, White Platt's Recreation Ground has the Best Mini Golf in the Lakes.There is a 9 Hole Mini Golf course with a 90 metre hole, 9 Hole Putting Green & 9 Hole Crazy Golf Course. For the more energetic person there are three full size tennis courts for you to play on. For a more gentle life we have Large smart Bowling Green.We Have a infant play area with a slide and climbing frame and lots of benches so you could just sit and relax as the day passes by.All the equipment can be hired from the ticket office along with Hot & Cold Drinks and Ice Creams. So come and join us on either the Mini Golf Course or Other Fantastic Activities.We Are Open Daily from 10AM with the last ticket sold an hour before closing at 7PM (Weather Permitting) in our Peek times. « less
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Ranked #5 of 18 attractions in Ambleside
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Ranked #6 of 18 attractions in Ambleside
Owner description: RockShop Ambleside, is not just a shop, but an experience! We have a huge display of gems, crystals and fossils as well as... more » Owner description: RockShop Ambleside, is not just a shop, but an experience! We have a huge display of gems, crystals and fossils as well as having three great kids attractions. « less
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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in Ambleside
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Dora's Field (Rydal)
Ranked #8 of 18 attractions in Ambleside
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Ranked #9 of 18 attractions in Ambleside
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens
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 #10 of 18 attractions in Ambleside
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Ranked #11 of 18 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 #12 of 18 attractions in Ambleside
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites

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 #13 of 18 attractions in Ambleside
Category: Castles
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 #14 of 18 attractions in Ambleside
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Ranked #15 of 18 attractions in Ambleside
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Ranked #16 of 18 attractions in Ambleside
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Owner description: Rufty Tuftys a large, indoor play centre, offering adventure, exercise, exploration and excitement for children in a clean,... more » Owner description: Rufty Tuftys a large, indoor play centre, offering adventure, exercise, exploration and excitement for children in a clean, safe, stimulating environment right in the heart of the Lake District.We have free parking on our front and also we have an overflow carpark, again free just to the left of our building. « less
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Ranked #17 of 18 attractions in Ambleside
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
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Ranked #18 of 18 attractions in Ambleside
Category: Gardens
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