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In Wales you must wear a 3 layer face covering on public transport and put it on before travelling unless you are exempt.

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 

After a day of exploring, there's plenty of places to quench your thirst and satisfy your appetite. 



29 mins by bus 

Hire a boat or enjoy a leisurely cruise on England's largest Lake with a    bus & boat ticket.



14 mins by bus   Immerse yourselves in the world of poetry at Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum. Don't forget to sample the world famous Grasmere Gingerbread while in the village! 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   Visit the famous Skelwith Force waterfall and enjoy a brew from the local Langdale Brewing Company. 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   A great base for walking and sailing, ride the famous Steam Yacht Gondola to really appreciate the views.  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 

Make the most of your visit, cruise the length of Lake Windermere and catch the bus back with a bus & boat tickets.


Beatrix Potter Gallery

14 mins by bus Head to Hawkshead for a selection of published work or get inspired on the Beatrix Potter Trail. 90x70


Feeling inspired?