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Buses in Ambleside

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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14 mins by bus 

A charming town for a leisurely stroll and home to a host of independent shops. After a day of exploring, there's plenty of places to quench your thirst and satisfy your appetite. 





27 mins by bus 

Pop down to the pier and enjoy a leisurely cruise on England's largest Lake with Windermere Lake Cruises (Prebooking necessary).



13 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!




20 mins by bus   With its cobbled streets and whitewashed cottages, it’s the perfect place to experience the real Lake District.  505 


17 mins by bus   Visit the famous Skelwith Force waterfall and enjoy a brew from the local Langdale Brewing Company. 516     


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.  505






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 Things to do...


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.555



Beatrix Potter Gallery

14 mins by bus Head to Hawkshead for a selection of published work or get inspired on the Beatrix Potter Trail. 505


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