At a Glance


Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Historically within the county of Westmorland, it is situated at the head of Windermere, England’s largest water. The town is within the Lake District National Park which is home to some of the UK’s most popular and beautiful landscapes and attractions.

Bridge House was built over Stock Ghyll more than 300 years ago, probably as a summer house and apple store for Ambleside Hall. It was purchased by local people in 1926 and given to the National Trust. Listed Grade I, the building is now used as an information centre for the National Trust, and is part of the Trust’s Windermere and Troutbeck property.


Things to do…

Ambleside has much to offer, from lake cruising or fell walking to fine dining and quality gift shopping. Our staff will be pleased to offer you advice and information on local attractions and activities.

Visit Ambleside and enjoy it’s beautiful and historic surrounding areas…