Destination guide

The lakeside setting of Ambleside is ready to explore

The lake and parks provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in Ambleside. Revered for its hiking, football games and spas, this city is both walkable and welcoming. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Ambleside

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Ambleside a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Windermere Golf Club (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Brantwood (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Go Ape Grizedale (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Lakes Aqaurium (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Rookin House Activity Centre (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
  • Lakeland Maze Farm Park (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Ambleside

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Ambleside is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Dora's Field (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Wansfell Pike (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Skelwith Force (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Alcock Tarn (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Helm Crag (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Easdale Tarn (4 mi / 6.4 km)

Where to stay near Ambleside?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,356 holiday rentals near Ambleside. From 833 Cottages to 1,347 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Ambleside for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Ambleside?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Ambleside. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Rydal Mount: 2,943 holiday rentals
  • Harrison Stickle: 2,814 holiday rentals
  • Tarn Hows: 2,859 holiday rentals
  • Wansfell Pike: 2,947 holiday rentals
  • Ambleside Pier: 2,922 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ambleside listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Ambleside?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 833 Cottages in Ambleside. Our other popular types of Ambleside holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 1,347 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 833 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 833 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Ambleside?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 113 holiday homes with pool available in Ambleside. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.