"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
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.
The little lake at Grasmere, a village to the north of Ambleside, is one of the gems of the Lakeland scenery; indeed,... more travel advice
The forestry skills of the local people, developed over the centuries in the production of charcoal , were exploited to... more travel advice
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