At the heart of the Lake District and just a mile away from the lake of the same name, the Lakeland..Keswick Information
Famous as a centre for walking since the reign of Queen Victoria, Keswick is right in the heart of..Grasmere Information
Grasmere is perhaps best known as the home of William Wordsworth, a place he once described as "The..Kirkby Lonsdale Information
Kirkby Lonsdale is in the beautiful valley of the River Lune on the fringes of both the Lake..Kirkby Stephen Information
The historic town of Kirkby Stephen has many excellent facilities to offer its visitors, including..Carlisle Information
Carlisle is a city of vital strategic importance. Its magnificent castle, founded in 1092 by..Coniston Information
Until the copper mines were revitalised around 1859, Coniston was a scattered rural community. Its..Borrowdale Information
From above the shores of Derwentwater, Borrowdale presents an impressive picture - high peaks..Dent Information
The charming village of Dent is set in the beautiful and secluded valley of Dentdale. It retains a..Ravenglass Information
Ravenglass, on the Lake District coast, is a pretty village with lots of leisure craft in its..Appleby Information
Appleby is one of the most picturesque market towns in northern England. It is renowned for its..Bowness on Windermere Information
Bowness-on-Windermere is a thriving holiday town, the largest in the Lake District National Park..Cartmel Information
The village of Cartmel is truly idyllic with a picturesque market square, complete with market..Hawkshead Information
Hawkshead has flourished since its beginnings as a medieval market town. Today, with its car-free..Brampton Information
The pretty town of Bramptonisideally situated for exploring the north Cumbrian countryside. In..Eskdale Information
Eskdale is an inspiring Lake District valley of mountain, crags, river and forest with England's..Cockermouth Information
This town of just 7,000 inhabitants has so much to offer the visitor. Starting at the west end of..Grange-over-Sands Information
Genteel Grange-over-Sands is an excellent example of a prosperous, Edwardian seaside resort...See all locations in Cumbria The Lake District
Ambleside, one of the jewels of the Lakes, is set in the centre of the Lake District at the head of Lake Windermere. Blessed with beautiful scenery, this bustling market town provides everything a visitor could want - from the numerous shops offering wares for walkers and climbers to the many eating and drinking establishments.
The town is rich in history and heritage. Originally containing a Roman fort (Fort Galava, the remains of which can be seen in Borran's field, Waterhead), Ambleside has always been an important area of the Lake District. Buildings such as the 17th-century Bridge House, one of the smallest houses in Britain, and the Ambleside Museum (home to many Beatrix Potter artefacts) offer visitors an interesting insight into local life. Nearby Stock Ghyll Force, a beautiful waterfall, provides another stunning natural attraction.
An ideal base for a walking holiday, Ambleside has easy access to the surrounding fells and breathtaking mountains. For the less energetic, there are strolls along the shore, boat trips on the lake and many other things to do and see. Shoppers are well catered for with an abundance of outdoor retail outlets, craft shops and galleries.
For all its current peaceful nature, Northumberland has a turbulent past evidenced by its flush of..Liverpool Information
Liverpool - discover a city of culture Learn everything about Liverpool from its historic landmarks..See all locations in England's North Country
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