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Ambleside Walking Tour

  • Location Ambleside
  • Price from £10.00


The Market Cross, which isn't a 'cross', situated near the Salutation Hotel in the centre of town will be the starting point for this guided walk of Ambleside with a local and professional tourist guide. Weaving our way through time we uncover not just its 600 year milling history but you will also learn of the special connections the town has with William Wordsworth and sculptor Josefina de Vasconcellos and see the places associated with them. Artist Kurt Schwitters, educationalist Charlotte Mason and Victorian journalist Harriet Martineau all decided to set up home here. John Ruskin, Beatrix Potter and the Armitt Sisters had their part to play too in Ambleside's history. Find out more about the quirky Bridge House, "old" Ambleside and discover who was "Kelsick" and his incredible 300 year legacy and what is Rushbearing. 

 Allow 90 minutes for the walk which will be just over a mile in length.  Please be aware there are some steep streets and narrow pavements and indeed some sections where there is two-way traffic but no pavements.

Longer walks taking in the Roman fort or the waterfalls can be arranged separately if desired.

Subject to services, concerts or meetings, if public access is available we may go inside St Mary's Church and suggest a minimum £3 donation is made separately at the time.

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    What's included

  • Other Walking Tour

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing Weather appropriate
  • Waterproofs Weather appropriate
  • Other Please bring clothing suitable for the weather conditions


Custom Policy

Please note our walks have a minimum attendance of 2 people. If for any reason we do not have the minimum number the guide reserves the right to cancel the tour. Your Guide will contact you no less than 12hrs before the scheduled start time.

Cumbria Tourist Guides reserves reserve the right, at our sole and absolute discretion, to: alter our advertised arrangements or cancel any ticket with no less than 12hrs notice; AND in any such event (a) we shall not be liable to you for any loss of business, revenue, profits, anticipated savings or goodwill (whether direct or indirect) or for any indirect, special or consequential loss of any kind and in each case howsoever arising, even if you have advised us of the possibility of same; and (b) our maximum liability to you shall not exceed the total amount you paid for your ticket. We will endeavour to give at least 24hrs notice for any cancellation or change of plans. Returns policy
Returns and refunds are not accepted without proof of purchase. If you have booked your ticket but can no longer attend, or you made an error during booking, please inform us as soon as possible so that we can refund/return your ticket and release it for someone else. Please get in touch if this should be the case on email




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