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Ambleside Buses - Explore the area during your visit

At the head of Lake Windermere and the foot of Kirkstone Pass, there's a pastime for everyone. Ambleside is a bustling market town great for cafes, walking and climbing equipment. With   Waterhead pier connecting visitors to the Lake, catch the steamer for a leisurely boat ride or hire a boat. 

The town is bursting with traditional pubs, tea shops, and award winning restaurants.


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Ambleside to...

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14 mins by bus 

A charming town for a leisurely stroll and home to a host of independent shops   and local eateries.



29 mins by bus 

Pop down to the pier and experience England’s largest Lake, Windermere. Enjoy a leisurely   cruise   with a bus & boat ticket.



14 mins by bus   Immerse yourselves in the world of poetry at Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum 90x70


20 mins by bus   With its cobbled streets and whitewashed cottages, it’s the perfect place to experience the real Lake District.  90x70


17 mins by bus   The Langdales and the famous Skelwith Force waterfall, quintessentially Lakeland. 90 x 70


40 mins by bus 

Situated between Skiddaw and Derwentwater, this scenic market town offers a wide range   of attractions and outdoor 

activities for visitors.



36 mins by bus   Enjoy a launch on Coniston Water, with a visit to poet John Ruskin’s house Brantwood included.   90x70






Things to do...

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The Puzzling Place

40 mins by bus 

A puzzling world of optical illusions situated in Keswick, 

with interactive exhibits that will fool your   eyes and

 brains - prepare to be amazed!


Windermere Lake Cruises 

29 mins by bus 

Step onboard and take in the spectacular lakeland views. Check out our bus & boat tickets to

make the most of your visit.


Grasmere Gingerbread

14 mins by bus Stock up on this world famous gingerbread and take a
taste of the Lakes home with you.  


Feeling inspired?