Ambleside Map and Guide
Interactive Ambleside map, showing the Cumbrian town beside lake Windermere.
Detailed Street Map of Ambleside Lake District
Ambleside Map: Here is a detailed street map of Ambleside, a town and popular tourist centre, situated beside Lake Windermere, in the Lake District, Cumbria. Also on this Ambleside map are Rydal Beck, Under Loughrigg, Waterhead, Clappergate and the northern section of Lake Windermere. Zoom in to get an even clearer Ambleside town centre map, useful for finding your way around the town.
A small town of grey slate houses, close to Lake Windermere in Cumbria, Ambleside is a popular tourist centre, attracting many thousands of visitors, who come to enjoy the wonderful scenery, the excellent walking and the fine fishing. A National Trust information centre is housed in the 17th century Bridge House, formerly part of Ambleside House, and here you can get plenty of information on the area and its attractions.
Located within the Lake District National Park, Ambleside gets its name from the Old Norse language.
Ambleside has a population or around 2,600 and is a good base for touring Lake Windermere and the Langdales, good walking and climbing can be found at Wansfell Pike, Loughrigg Fell, Jenkin Crag and Loughrigg Terrace. Nearby you can catch a ferry to Bowness-on-Windermere.
Other nearby places to visit include Stagshaw Garden (National Trust), and the Roman fortress of Galava, which dates from 79 AD.
For a real taste of Ambleside and the area, you could stay for a few days in one of the many holiday cottages that are available for rent, in and around the town.
As can be seen on this Ambleside map, the town can be reached via the A591 and the A593, there is also a ferry from Bowness-on-Windermere, it is about 4 miles from Grasmere, 13 miles from Kendal, 17 miles from Keswick, 30 miles from Penrith, 49 miles from Carlisle, and a driving distance of 276 miles from London.
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