Ambleside, a small town in the Lake District, has now become a major tourist resort with shops, restaurants and a cinema. It is a very popular with walkers and climbers and is one of the best bases for exploring the Lake District.
The Lake District, one of the most beautiful regions of the UK, is located in the heart of Cumbria, a predominantly rural county in the far north west of England.
World famous for its beautiful lakes and mountainous fells, carved out long ago by glaciers, the Lake District today is a playground for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts.
The bustling small towns of Ambleside on Windermere lake and Keswick on Derwentwater are particularly popular with visitors.
As well as the whole of the Lake District, also known as The Lakes or Lakeland and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cumbria includes the Eden Valley, the North Pennines, the Furness Peninsula, and a small part of the Yorkshire Dales.