Bridge House is possibly the smallest tourist attraction in the Lakes and has even been painted by famous artists such as Turner. It apparently started life as an apple store for nearby Ambleside Hal and was built over Stock Beck to avoid paying land tax. It is believed that at some point in its history a family with six children lived here in the two rooms. It is now a shop for the National Trust.
Ambleside is located in the centre of the Lake District at the head of Lake Windermere. Ambleside is a busy Lakeland market town with everything a visitor could want from outdoor shops offering tackle for walkers and climbers,craft shops,galleries and numerous cafe's and restaurants.For those who want to take it easy there are strolls along the shore, boat trips on the lake and many other things to do and see.
Ambleside is an ideal base for a walking holiday with access to the local fells and mountains.
Things to see in Ambleside:
Stockghyll force is a "must see" waterfall of great beauty.Stockghyll is a short walk from the centre of Ambleside, behind the Salutation Hotel, and is an impressive 70 foot waterfall which can be seen from a railed viewpoint.
Stock Ghyll which is a tributary of the River Rothay, cascades down through a series of waterfalls to the centre of Ambleside and it was here that the watermills were driven to produce bobbins plus paper and ground corn.
Ambleside Museum (home to many Beatrix Potter artefacts)
Waterhead: As the name suggests Waterhead is the northerly point of Lake Windermere and is a short stroll from the village centre.Windermere Lake Cruises operate a steamer service from the pier either to Bowness and back or round the lake.
Rushbearing ceremony : 1st week of july
Ambleside Lantern Procession - November.
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Ambleside Tourist Information Centre: Market Place, Ambleside (015394 32582)