Out & About Around The Lakes B&B

Wray Castle & Claife Viewing Station

Why not travel over on the ferry from Bowness?  From here you can discover the mystical heights of Claife Viewing Station and learn about its colourful history. The Claife Station courtyard is perfect for picnics followed by a gentle wander up the slope where you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of Windermere. You could make the journey into a loop by returning to Bowness and Ambleside on the boat from Wray Castle or Bark Barn, or refuel at the café at Wray Castle and re-trace your steps back to the Ferry.


Brockhole, situated in 30 acres of gardens between Ambleside and Windermere, is the Lake District National Park Authority Visitor Centre. One of the most popular Windermere attractions, it has its own landing stage, tree top trek, boat and bike hire, shop, tea rooms.

Windemere Lakes Cruises

Offer stunning circular cruises every day on historic ‘steamers’ and modern launches.  Start your journey in Bowness, Ambleside or Lakeside the spectacular voyage gives the traveller magnificent views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the many wooded islands.

Local Food & Drink

All restaurants and pubs are within 5 minutes walk
Mathews Bistro – Compston Road
The Priest Hole – Church street
Lucy’s On A Plate – Church Street

Award winning restaurants
The Old Stamp House One Michelin Star

Church Street

Lake Road Kitchen – Lake Road

Ishaas Indian – Kelsick Road

Jintana – Compston Road
Doi Intanon Thai Restaurant – Market Place

China Cottage – Lake Road

Wabi Sabi Noodle bar – Compston Road

Auradaze – Millans Park
Bar Es Mexican Tapas – St. Mary’s Lane


Misto – Compston Road
Dodds restaurant – Rydal Road
Luigi’s – Kelsick Road

Zeffirellis – Compston Road
Fellinis – Church Street

Cinema screens –  jazz music

Local Pubs

Royal Oak

White Lion

Ambleside Tavern


Ambleside Inn

Lilly Bar (live music)

Flying Fleece (live music)

All serve Home cooked food