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“Great Ambleside stay”

Ambleside Waterhead
Ranked #5 of 50 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.
durham
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Ambleside stay”
Reviewed March 31, 2014

Just returned from a weekend at this inn.Four adults. The stay was perfect, great inn, service and first class staff.We stayed in rooms 21 and 27. No 27 has lake views and more than met our friends expectations.No. 21 is smaller and at the back, but again was fine for a short stay.We ate in the pub and the bar meals were good and served promptly by the pleasant staff.Can recomend this inn.The setting must be one of the best on Windermere.Well done to the Inn and all the staff, we will return.

Visited March 2014
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Bradford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“lake views”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

A good area for walking by the lakeside, a lakeside park, good little cafe and boat trips on Windermere from here

Visited February 2014
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Hull
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38 reviews
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from a lovely 2night break. Warm welcoming staff, nothing is too much trouble. Large spotlessly clean rooms and an enormous comfortable bed. Restaurant was lovely with attentive staff. Wide choice at breakfast. Can't wait to return

Visited March 2014
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Lancashire England
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Lovely Meal”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

Lovely meal, attentive staff, nice surroundings and relaxed atmosphere. Nice views over the lake in summer.

Visited March 2014
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Lee, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“grumpy”
Reviewed March 10, 2014

nice location, but staff stressed and grumpy. Food was average, a little overpriced for what we received.

Visited March 2014
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