Get the most from your stay in Ambleside with these top Arts and Culture attractions

  •  Wordsworth – “Dove Cottage (the home of William Wordsworth’s from 1799 to 1808), Rydal Mount (between Ambleside and Grasmere. Rydal Mount commands glorious views of Lake Windermere, Rydal Water and the surrounding fells.) and Wordsworth House (Experience a living, working Georgian Townhouse with working 18th Century kitchen.)”
  •  Ambleside gallery listings – “‘Galleries’ in this listing means shops selling artworks exclusively, or nearly so.”
  •  The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction – “A visit to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, takes you on a journey through the life and work of Beatrix Potter.”
  •  Ambleside Events Calendar – “Community Message Board and Events Calendar”
  •  Abbot Hall – “Abbot Hall is an exquisite gallery in the north west of England on the edge of the Lake District. Works of art can be enjoyed in this beautiful Georgian villa, drawn both from its important collections and the changing series of exhibitions.”
  •  Brewery Arts Centre– “The Brewery is known nationally as a centre for world-class theatre, music, art and events, which, for a rural market town, is a true asset. It also hosts international festivals such as the Kendal Mountain Festival, the Women’s Art International Festival and Gateway International Roots Music Festival.”
  •  The Quaker Tapestry– “A modern tapestry, this international community project explores three centuries of social history within 77 fascinating panels.”
  •  Rheged – “Discover: Giant Movies, exhibitions and our Tourist Information Centre. Shop: Rheged’s shops reflect the region, its activities, crafts people and producers. Eat: Fresh food with a distinct Cumbrian emphasis. Play: Let off steam with indoor soft play and creative workshops.”
  •  Theatre by the lake – “Theatre by the Lake is a year-round professional producing and presenting theatre which provides a service through the performing arts to communities of, and visitors to, Cumbria. The core programme is home-produced professional drama productions, including a six month summer season of six plays in repertoire, a major Christmas production and at least one other production in the Spring of each year.”
  •  Heaton Cooper – “The Heaton Cooper Studio is located in the village of Grasmere, which is surrounded by beautiful scenery in the heart of the English Lake District. The gallery and art shop is a family business first established by artist Alfred Heaton Cooper in 1905. His artist son William Heaton Cooper built the present gallery in Grasmere in 1938. For generations their paintings and books have influenced the way the landscape of the Lake District has been viewed.”