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“Walkers Boat Trip”

Ambleside Waterhead
Ranked #6 of 51 things to do in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Other
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Owner description: 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 trip. The bus stops next to the world famous; Ambleside Sheepskins. If you decide to pop in to Ambleside Sheepskins, you might be lucky and bump into the odd celebrity or two shopping. Anything Sheepskin can be found in there 2 high street shops, boasting the best selection of sheepskin slippers, sheepskin rugs, cowhide rugs, reindeer skins in the UK. As well as the Local Herdwick Sheepskin rugs. They also offer to post your goods if you can not carry them back home with you. If you walk a further 300 yards up the road you will come across the best deli in the village, Stockghyll Fine Foods, takeaway pies, sandwiches & sweets - highly recommended! For walking and outdoor gear visit Cunninghams around the corner. Cunningham's was established in 1971 by Stewart Cunningham, an Ambleside lad who spent his early years on the fells in the Lake District. He opened the Ambleside store to meet the needs of the many walkers drawn to the Lakes. He has watched the technology evolve over the years from Ventile jackets and canvas rucksacks to the advent of Gore-tex and other fabric technologies. Cunningham's now has six stores across England, Scotland and Wales.
Reviewed April 20, 2012

Lovely walk from boat across to Wray Castle and then up and over Claife Heights to Far Sawrey and lunch at the Cuckoo Inn. Walked back to take boat across to Bowness and then back to Waterhead. Excellent day's walking.

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed April 4, 2012

On the last day of our holiday, I wanted to take a photo of the sunset. Was a bit of a wait (being a bit early) and a bit cold (but can't blame the location for the weather), but it was well worth it.

Great place to take in the views. Would recommend to anyone, as there's plenty of places to sit and relax.

Thank Martin W
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Reviewed February 25, 2012

Nice to sit and see the changing view of the lake and relax in the hotel,pub when its too cold

Thank lynn65032
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

Ambleside is busy but beautiful and compact Lakeland town with lots to do and see and lots of good places to eat and drink. Try The Glasshouse!

Thank Brian W
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Reviewed January 13, 2012

We stayed at the hotel, and the staff here were very friendly. The bar and restaurant staff remembered our name, and used it each time the saw us.! A nice touch. The food was faultless and delicious. Only downside is, it is a little on the expensive side.

Thank EnglandKathy21
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