Ambleside offers a fine lakeside and mountain setting in the Lake District one hour from the Scottish border and less than two from Manchester and Liverpool, it was here before the Roman occupation, which lasted 400 years, it prospered under the Viking invasion and it will be here after its current tourist invasion. It provides a spectacular backdrop for its many Ambleside Guest Houses, these are housed in a variety of architectural styles and offer accommodations to suit the family group, the honey moon couple and the business guest.
Wordsworth and the French Revolution may be blamed for Ambleside's popularity as it cut off the English gentry from their European Grand Tour and the artists and writers of the time began to extol the glory of the Lakeland creating myths which survive to this day persuading the discerning visitor of the rare quality of this landscape. For over a 150 years the town has been earning a living from its tourism industry and in the last twenty years somewhat of a renaissance has taken place as all facilities have been upgraded and now present lavish international standards, guaranteed to please the most discerning of guests staying in Ambleside Guest Houses.
The town offers the perfect launch pad for adventures into the Lake District as it is situated at the hub of the area's road system. The mainstream activities in the Lake District have an outdoor emphasis found through walking, hiking, cycling, mountaineering and rock climbing, fishing and horse riding. Some budding artists arrive with easels and paints hoping to capture on canvas these panoramas lest time fades the memories, other simply relax and reflect on the glory of nature.
The town has a history of literary legends and master artists and is populated with a vast selection of specialist shops, galleries displaying works of local artists and sculptors and small museums. The streets are punctuated with a collection of Restaurants and traditional Pubs home to a vast selection of local ales, there are pavement cafes, bistros and trendy wine bars and late nigh entertainment is found in lively night clubs. The many Ambleside Guest Houses are found at its centre and offer front row views to its fascinating theatre; they may be housed in an assortment of architectural styles from medieval to modern.
Former Coaching Inns now converted to luxury Ambleside Guest Houses welcome guests into cosy lobbies displaying log fires and low beamed ceilings, home to individually detailed en suite guest rooms suitable for families and business guests. Imposing Victorian mansions present grand entrance halls hosting antique furniture, oil paintings, Persian rugs, fine china and fresh flowers owned by long term owners. They boast a proud history of hospitality where guests return year after year, some offer individual apartments that offer self catering facilities and present the business person on contract the perfect accommodation solution.
The Ambleside Guest Houses set the scene for memories and dreams, knowing first visits will never be last visits.
Ambleside Guest Houses