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.......

Windermere 11 mins by bus 




A charming town for a leisurely stroll, independent shops and a walk around the lake. (555, 599, 505)


 Bowness every 20 mins 



Experience Lake Windermere, hire a boat or enjoy a leisurely cruise with a Windermere Lake Cruises bus & boat ticket. (555, 599)

 Grasmere 15 mins by bus 



An artistic village with galleries, bookshops and home to Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum. Head to the hills or take a stroll around Grasmere Lake and Rydal Water. (555, 599)


 Hawkshead 20 mins by bus



 A bustling village in a beautiful setting with a great selection of eateries, traditional pubs and its own Hawshead Brewery. (505)


 Elterwater 17 mins by bus

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The Langdales and the famous Skelwith Force waterfall, quintessentially Lakeland. (516)


 Keswick every 30 mins




Ride the scenic route through the heart of the Lakes for stunning lake views and awe-inspiring vistas. (555)


 Coniston every 60 mins  




A great base for walking and sailing or ride the famous Steam Yacht Gondola to really appreciate the scenery. (505)





Things to do........

Castlerigg Stone Circle 30 mins by bus



At 5000 years old, Castlerigg is one of Britain's earliest stone circle with panoramic views of the Northern Fells.

  Beatrix Potter Gallery 20 mins by bus




In Hawkshead centre, see a selection of published work on display, including original watercolour paintings. 

 Grasmere Gingerbread every 20 mins 




After all the sightseeing, visit The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop to stock up on goodies. 

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