Two miles off the B5285 from Hawkshead, a winding country lane wends its way to this famously photogenic artificial lake, now owned by...
Beatrix Potter Gallery
As well as being a children's author, Beatrix Potter was also a talented botanical painter and amateur naturalist. This small gallery...
Galava Roman Fort
The foundations of Ambleside's ruined roman fort, built c AD 79, can be seen just west of the Waterhead jetties. The land is now owned...
For something a little more upscale than Ambleside's trad pubs, head down to this slinky wine bar for a glass of wine and a spot of...
The best choice of several pubs in Hawkshead, with the requisite head-knockingly low ceilings and oak-panelled walls. Decent food plus...
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Drunken Duck information
Long one of the Lakes' premier dining destinations, the Drunken Duck blends historic pub and fine-dining restaurant. On a wooded crossroads on the top of Hawkshead Hill, it's renowned for its luxurious food and home-brewed ales, and the flagstones and sporting prints conjure a convincing country atmosphere. Book well ahead for dinner or take your chances at lunchtime.
If you fancy staying, you'll find the rooms (£105 to £325) are just as fancy as the food. The pub's tricky to find: drive along the B5286 from Hawkshead towards Ambleside and look out for the brown signs.