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Things to do in Ambleside


Ascent Training is an Outdoor adventure for all abilities in the Lake District specialising in all outdoor activities. The Staff here are very experienced, highly qualified and very friendly.

Mountain Journeys Outdoor Activity Centre is a lake District outdoor sports and adventures company offering guided walks and activities for all ages and abilities including half-day, full-day and residential experiences.

The Langdale Spa Is a Luxurious Spa in the Lake District on the Langdale Estate. Unrivalled range of luxury treatments & leisure facilities incl. Pool, spa, sanarium, massages and facials all at a reasonable price.

Rufty Tuftys, Rufty Tuftys a large, indoor play centre, offering adventure, exercise, exploration and excitement for children in a clean, safe, stimulating environment right in the heart of the Lake District.

The Lake District Walker - Day Tours, The Lake District Walker offer fun and affordable days out for everyone. Open 365 days with at least one Lake District guided walk each day most accessible by public transport. Rock climbing during high season. It is open in all weather conditions.

Hill Top, Located in England's historic Lake District, this working farm owned by Beatrix Potter was the setting for her delightful and popular series of animal tales.
Bridge House. This was built by a man trying, like all of us to reduce his tax bill. He thought that by building it over the River Stock that he would be exempt from tax!! Wrong he was actually taxed for being both sides of the River but he got over it and in this tiny house brought up a family consisting of him, his wife and 6 children.

Outdoor activities:- cycling, walking, horse riding, mountain biking, Escape Paragliding, Sailing, Windsurfing & other Water sports.

Facilities available are Tennis court, basketball court, swimming pool, football pitch and loads more.

Activities include Ghyll Scrambling, Canyoning, White water Tubing, Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Mountain Biking and Via Ferrata and more.
There are many different places were all these activities can be done.

Culture = museums, art galleries, historic etc.

Rydal Mount & Gardens is a Lake District Museum in Ambleside, the former home and gardens of William Wordsworth. Superb Lake Windermere & Rydal views. Guided tours available. Tea rooms. Ideal wedding venue.

Wray castle, here You can explore the Castle inside and out in all weather. Find your way from James and Margaret Dawson’s grand living spaces to narrow winding passages used by their servants. Rooms are empty of the original furniture but photographs taken by Beatrix Potter’s father helps you to imagine 19th-century life. The Castle also has its own boathouse and jetty.

Armitt Ambleside Museum, Explore the history of Ambleside in this unique museum setting. Whilst enjoying our rich Lakeland heritage .Listen to controversial John Ruskin. Watch a lantern slide show. Take an interactive 'birds-eye' view of the Lakeland landscape through the magic of photographer Herbert Bell.

Wordsworth Museum, Dove Cottage in Grasmere was William Wordsworth's home from 1799 to 1808. Here Wordsworth wrote much of his poetry, and his sister Dorothy kept her famous journals.

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