• Ambleside is best known for its accessibility to some of the best walking trails and viewpoints the Lake District can offer, but there is even more to Ambleside than wonderful views and fells. The small town is very picturesque itself with many unique streets and ginnels that boast an eclectic mix of fabulous cafes and independent shops. It is the perfect place to find a special Christmas gift. Here’s a few of our favourite shops that are certainly worth a visit during your stay with us.


    Rush is a clothing shop in the centre of Ambleside that offers a great mix of womens, menswear and accessories. They have a range of top brands including White Stuff, Sea Salt Cornwall and French Connection. Open 7 days a week, and with such great brands and friendly staff you are bound to find what you are looking for.

    Bath House

    Bath House offer a gorgeous selection of high end fragrances, body care, home scents and gifts for both men and women. Just round the corner from Rush, this store will make you want everything in it! All the products are beautifully displayed and wrapped - perfect for a gift. What makes it even better, is that the majority of their products are produced and sourced locally.

    Horseman’s Jewellers

    Looking for that extra special gift for your loved one this Christmas? Horseman’s Jewellers is the place to find a gift with that extra bit of sparkle! They provide the very best watches, engagement rings, clocks, gold and silver jewellery, not to mention bespoke pieces and engraving.


    Now who doesn’t love chocolate at Christmas time? It is the time of year to indulge, and there is no better way to do that than with the utterly delicious chocolate treats at Friars. Know someone who hates brussel sprouts? Why not treat them to a box of Friars chocolate brussel sprouts, or perhaps the more traditional luxury dark chocolate cherry liqueurs. Whatever your chocolate preference, Friars has it all covered with their range of luxury chocolate delights.

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