100 (2005 reviews)/
100 (2005 reviews)/
The Waterhead Hotel is located just ten minutes away from Ambleside. It is situated next to Lake Windermere, providing a great vista that adds to the entire ambiance of the hotel.
Each elegant and spacious room is equipped with a Flat-screen TV and has a fast and free Wi-Fi connection. Each has a modern bathroom with free toiletries.
The Waterhead hotel offers great services to their guests. With their free passes to spa and the Low Wood Leisure Club, guests are sure to have a relaxing time. They also have an indoor swimming pool and a sauna. They offer a free on-site parking for guests who travelled by car.
The awarded Waterhead Restaurant offers a creative British menu for their guests’ satisfaction. They can opt to enjoy their delicious food at the garden terrace for a better dining experience.
The Wray Castle and Windermere are just ten minutes away.
After a recent expansion and refurbishment this attraction brings the characters of all 23 of the Beatrix Potter stories to life in the form of tableaux and statues and utilising music, lighting and sound effects and smells. Highlights include "Peter Rabbit's garden" which follows him through the garden gate, "Jemima's Adventures" in the woodland glade and "Mr. McGregor's Greenhouse". A virtual tour guides the visitor around the parts of the Lake District which inspired the author. Simultaneous translations into French, Dutch, Chinese and Japanese are presented. The Tailor of Gloucester Tea Room serves family and children's menus hosted by Simpkin the Cat and an "army of mice". There is also a gift shop selling a wide range of themed merchandise. Group discounts are available and there are car parks in the vicinity. Drop off facilities are also available for the disabled. Opening Hours (Closed Christmas and New Year): 10am - 5:30pm (Summer) 10am - 4:30pm (Winter) Admission: Adult: £6 Child: £3
The Rheged Centre ("The Village In The Hill") is named after the ancient Celtic Kingdom of Rheged. It was constructed from a disused limestone quarry and is covered over with the largest grass roof in Europe. Inside are a number of activities and attractions to suit every age. "Giant Movies" is the home of a large format cinema which rotates seven feature films on such diverse subjects as "Vikings: Journey to New Worlds" and "Africa: The Serengeti". "Discover" is a permanent exhibition and information centre covering the history of the region from the Ice Age to the present. It also houses the National Mountaineering Exhibition. The Centre hosts live music, fairs and childrens workshops. There is a play centre, a cafe and a shop which sells local produce, beers and crafts. Opening hours: 10am - 5:30pm Daily Entry to the Centre and on site parking: free "Giant Movies" Adults: £5.95 Senior, Student: £4.95 Child: £4 National Mountaineering Exhibition: Adults: £5.95 Senior, Student: £4.95 Child: Free Family and combination tickets are also available Bus services stop at the Centre's main entrance There is easy disabled access and shopmobility scooters can be provided.
Since it opened in 1994 this zoo park in the south of Cumbria has been involved in major conservation and animal breeding programmes. It provides a home for over 100 species (including lions, bears, penguins, primates, lemur and kangeroos), many free to roam around the park. There are demonstrations and hands-on exhibitions given by the keepers. The park is home to both the Sumatran Tiger Trust and the Wildlife Protection Foundation. A highlight of feeding time is the climbing of tall poles by the tigers to reach their meat, a device to keep them exercised. The park has a cafe serving fast food, a gift shop and a large picnic area. Opening hours: Daily 1am - 5pm Admission: Adult: £10.50 Senior, Child: £7.00 Car parking is free. The park is wheelchair accessible.
This annual event which is organised by the Cumberland Agricultural Society features a livestock show with many classes of horses (including clydesdales, hunters and ponies), cattle, sheep and goats. Other shows include dogs, rabbits, poultry and tractors. The main ring stages a range of exhibitions inlcuding the Royal Artillery Motorcycle Display Team, craft demonstrations and cookery. There are competitions for schools and a range of activities (quad biking, paintball, face painting) for all ages. Open: 9am - 5pm Tickets: Adult £8 Child: £3 There is parking (£2 per car) at the site