"A key spot in the Lake District National Park" Top 5 Page for this destination Ambleside by iandsmith

Ambleside Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 38 photos

Lake Windermere, the northern end

The Romans once had a fort here called the Galava, close to the River Brathay and the River Rothay, which flows into Lake Windermere.
Ambleside is also known for its associations with a number of famous literary people with William Wordsworth being the most famous. William Wordsworth had his office here when he was the Distributor of Stamps for Westmorland. At St. Mary's Church there is Wordsworth chapel. Close to Ambleside on the road to Grasmere is Rydal Mount, once the home of William and his family.

  • Last visit to Ambleside: Oct 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • christine.j's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2008 at 5:37 AM

    Great information! I'm planning a visit to the Lake District this summer, it looks beautiful.

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2006 at 2:56 PM

    A mine of information. I bet the locals don't know half these facts. Did you enjoy the walk up Stock Ghyl Force? Only to be done in winter when tourists are a little thinner on the ground!!!!

  • tessy's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2006 at 11:58 AM

    Great start! Ambleside looks like the place I would like to visit! Tell me, when you have finished here!


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