Just an hour by car from Scotland's border and no more than two from Manchester, Ambleside remains one of the most charmingly unspoilt corners of the UK today. This community that dates back to prehistoric times is lavishly wrapped in a backdrop of breath-taking mountain scenery and crystal-clear lakes.
A firm favourite of travellers in the know for a mere 200 years, Ambleside is a year-round destination that really comes to life in the summer. During the warmer months, visitors are privileged with some wonderfully diverse and unique events, including sheep dog trials, any number of country fairs and the ever-famous Rushbearing Ceremony.
There are an abundance of things to do locally with attractions like the Ambleside Climbing Wall or Hill Top House. Of course, you'll need somewhere to stay if venturing up these parts so Ambleside offers a very good selection of B&B's, from budget price to luxury 5 star, so you are unfortunately, spoiled for choice!