Attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Ambleside

Rydal Mount

The poet William Wordsworth's most famous residence in the Lake District is undoubtedly Dove Cottage, but he actually spent a great deal more time at Rydal Mount, 1.5 miles northwest of Ambleside, off the A591. This…
Museum in Ambleside

Armitt Museum

Despite some damage incurred during the 2015 floods, Ambleside's excellent little museum is now back up and running. It hosts some intriguing seasonal exhibitions alongside its core collection, populated with artefa…
Ruins in Ambleside

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 by the National Trust; it's possible to make out the fort's general layout and t…
Historic Building in Ambleside

Bridge House

The town's best-known landmark is Bridge House, a tiny cottage that spans the clattering brook of Stock Ghyll. Now occupied by a National Trust shop, it's thought to have originally been built as an apple store.