Ambleside with its quaint old pubs, restaurants and teashops, gift shops, churches and house on the bridge lies within Cumbria’s Lake District National Park, which totals 855 square miles and attracts visitors from all over the world. The English Lake District and National Park contains sixteen major lakes, numerous tarns, fells, wooded hills and mountains making it a must whilst touring England and ambleside makes the ideal venue for a short break, holiday or vacation.
Whilst in Ambleside why not visit one of its neighbouring delightful and picturesque villages including Coniston and its association with John Ruskin. Hawkshead, with its beautiful church on the hill and school attended by the Lakeland poet William Wordsworth from 1778 to 1787. Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage is in the village of Grasmere, Keswick and Ullwater are all within easy reach of Rothay House. Further afield is the old market town of Kendal with its famous Kendal mint cake only about half an hours drive from Ambleside.