is a town in the historic county of Westmorland
in north-west England
. It is part of the administrative county of Cumbria
and has a population of about 3,000.
Ambleside is situated at the head of Lake Windermere, England's largest lake. The town is within the Lake District National Park.
Steamers (in reality diesel-powered) run to Bowness and Lakeside offering fine views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Ambleside is a base for hiking and mountaineering and has a selection of hotels, guest houses, pubs and restaurants.