Ambleside travel guide

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You're Going to Love Ambleside

With a population of 3.132, Ambleside is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Ambleside to see all of its attractions.

Activities & attractions in Ambleside

Where to Eat in Ambleside

If you’re looking for affordable options, Ambleside Tap Yard (Rydal Rd) and The Signature Restaurant (The Wordsworth Hotel Grasmere) are great picks.

When to visit Ambleside

Ambleside in November
Estimated hotel price
£96
1 night at 3-star hotel
Ambleside in November
Estimated hotel price
£96
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Ambleside

Plane

Although Ambleside doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Leeds/Bradford Airport (LBA), which is located 106 km from Ambleside. Newcastle Airport (UK) is the most popular, with regular flights from American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific and other airlines departing from the United Kingdom. The shortest domestic flight to Ambleside departs from Belfast and takes around 1h.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Ambleside, followed by Avanti West Coast. The train journey from Ambleside to Leeds takes 1h 00m and costs around £18 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Birmingham, expect to pay about £11 for a 1h 28m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Ambleside is to pick up a car hire from Manchester, which is about 116 km from Ambleside. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Manchester.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Ambleside, including FlixBus, National Express and Megabus. From Liverpool, the bus ride to Ambleside takes 72 km and will cost you around £7. From Leeds, the ticket costs about £4 for a journey of 113 km.

Plane

Although Ambleside doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Leeds/Bradford Airport (LBA), which is located 106 km from Ambleside. Newcastle Airport (UK) is the most popular, with regular flights from American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific and other airlines departing from the United Kingdom. The shortest domestic flight to Ambleside departs from Belfast and takes around 1h.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Ambleside, followed by Avanti West Coast. The train journey from Ambleside to Leeds takes 1h 00m and costs around £18 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Birmingham, expect to pay about £11 for a 1h 28m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Ambleside is to pick up a car hire from Manchester, which is about 116 km from Ambleside. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Manchester.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Ambleside, including FlixBus, National Express and Megabus. From Liverpool, the bus ride to Ambleside takes 72 km and will cost you around £7. From Leeds, the ticket costs about £4 for a journey of 113 km.

Airports near Ambleside

Airlines serving Ambleside

Lufthansa
Good (4,575 reviews)
KLM
Good (851 reviews)
SWISS
Good (919 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,399 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,590 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,276 reviews)
Air France
Good (971 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,542 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (482 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,924 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,119 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,481 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,662 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (222 reviews)
Finnair
Good (886 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (833 reviews)
LOT
Good (681 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,153 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (915 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (830 reviews)
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Where to stay in Ambleside

Average rates range from around £134 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £138 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Ambleside

Most booked hotels in Ambleside

Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, World Hotel Distinctive
4 stars
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
£173+
Lakes Hotel & Spa
4 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
£160+
The Daffodil Hotel & Spa
4 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
£176+
Yha Ambleside
1 star
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
£15+
The Fisherbeck
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
£103+
Yha Hawkshead
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
£15+

Hiring a car in Ambleside

Expect to pay £1.50 per litre in Ambleside (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.93 and £23.91. Compact (Nissan Juke or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Ambleside, while also 27% cheaper than other types, on average.

Expect to pay £1.50 per litre in Ambleside (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.93 and £23.91. Compact (Nissan Juke or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Ambleside, while also 27% cheaper than other types, on average.