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Ambleside Waterhead: Tours & Tickets

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Lake Windermere ends around one mile short of Ambleside at Waterhead, and can come as a shock to boat passengers expecting to be in the town. But don't worry! There is an Electric Bus that take you into the centre of Ambleside. It is well worth the...more
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All reviews boat trip feed the ducks steamers waters edge lake view fish and chips lovely town lake district youth hostel beautiful scenery lovely spot few hours short walk sunny day roman fort boats pier
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Reviewed 5 days ago

quaint and also quiet part of the mere, easy walking to many restaurants/cafes. lovely walks start here. plus its ideal. and then get a meal or drink outside at the wateredge Inn. Bliss but keep hold of the cheque book - its pricey

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were boarded for the sightseeing trip quickly and efficiently and enjoyed a nice, low-key look at the Lake District. Very pleasant with refreshments and snacks available on-board.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed October 3, 2019 via mobile

About 15 mins walk from centre of Ambleside, this has a couple of hotels, the YHA, places to feed the ducks and rent boats and also a stop for the Windermere cruises. Decent pub right on waters edge but it can get very busy. Parking...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jonofromcas
Reviewed September 25, 2019

This is where you catch a ferry to several interesting spots around the lake, take a terrific 4.5 mile lake hike on the other side ( don't miss the delightful cafe by the National Trust at the end for scones and tea) and see Ambleside...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank lydia908
Reviewed September 20, 2019

Lovely walks along the banks of Windermere. Would definitely recommend for the views and potential food / hotel outlets along the lake's shore

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Metzy
Reviewed September 18, 2019

Waterhead is a lot quieter than Bowness, but well worth a visit. Its the stopping off point for the Steamers and only a short walk along the road to Ambleside. A couple of hotels and restaurants right on the waters edge, with perfect views across...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Barneston5
Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

This is the only public car park at this end of the town. It has ANPR to prevent drivers parking and not paying but when we arrived we found that none of the machines would accept coins. This isn't a problem normally however as you...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank derrick90332016
Reviewed July 27, 2019

The Pier is about a mile from Ambleside town, but if you are in the area, it is well worth the journey down even if you are not planning a cruise on the Lake. Very traditional in style, it is exactly how you would picture...More

Date of experience: July 2019
18  Thank bsandrs
Reviewed July 22, 2019

Lots of choice for boat trips and hiring of different water sports. Staff are helpful and friendly. Go to Wray Castle.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank sdlfclar
Reviewed July 22, 2019

Went for the weekend, our forth/fifth visit and will come back next year for a week. If you like walking and the outdoors there is plenty to. You don't have to go up the hills. A nice gentle walk is from Waterside, get the walkers...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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lap567
September 10, 2019|
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Response from martin A | Reviewed this property |
3.50 I think for a five minute ride. It is an easy 20 min stroll otherwise
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kay W
March 26, 2019|
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Unfortunately yes
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