Ambleside is an idyllic village at the north end of Lake Windermere with a wonderful warm weather even through late autumn. Ambleside is a good base for hiking, mountaineering and mountain biking. It has a selection of hotels, guesthouses, pubs and restaurants. The main landmark is the Bridge House, built over Stock Ghyll more than 300 years ago probably as a summer house and apple store for Ambleside Hall. Nowadays it is used as an information centre for the National Trust.