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Ambleside Shopping

Ambleside has some great shops that are definitely worth checking out. Because this is a very small town, you won't find some of the larger chain stores, but you will find many smaller unique and individual shops that offer fine worksmanship and quality. You can do a lot of great shopping here, and you can find some great gifts as well. There are many types of stores, and a lot of them deal with rare goods or antiques. Many tourists come to the area for the shopping, and you can walk up and down the streets going into stores looking at goods. Some of the better known shops for gifts include Bark Mill, Reekies, and The Rock Shop. If you want to get some good food and other candies, you can go to Apple Pie Cafe and Bakery, Claytons Butchers, and The Sweet Jar. For outdoor types Ambleside really is a top location with stores such as Gaynors, Rohan, Ghyllside cycles and the areas biggest bike shop Biketreks.

Hotels near the center of Ambleside
Cuckoos Nest from £310.00
Park House Guest House4 starfrom £30.00
Stiles Of Ambleside from £45.00
Easedale Lodge4 starfrom £50.00
3 Cambridge Villas4 starfrom £45.00

The Rockshop

In 1996 we opened our first Rock Shop in Ambleside, aiming to create a place where all ages could enjoy and purchase rocks, crystals, minerals and fossils and a large collection of gemstone related items. Our products range in age from those which are millions of years old to the latest gemstone fashion items.

Reekies of Grasmere

Reekies is a small family run business founded by Christopher Reekie, a handloom weaver born in Selkirk, Scotland and who moved to Grasmere in 1950 to set up his own weaving business. Chris's twon sons were both taught how to weave when they left school and wife Mary was a trained darner and mender. So the whole operation from the raw wool, to the finished woven article, could be carried out by the family members.

Bark Mill Gifts

A small company in Ambleside, the heart of the beautiful English Lake District. The shop dates from the 16th century. Bark Mill Gifts specialises in British produced sheepskin products - we are members of the Real Sheepskin Association giving us access to the best products available.

The Sweet Jar

Established in 2006 in the heart of the English Lake District, The Sweet Jar distributes and retails nationwide and across Europe some of the finest 'Traditional Confectionery' available in the UK Supplying some of the largest corporate clients in the world it has quickly earned a reputation for personal, efficient and superior service. Throughout its success it has retained its ethos of supplying and selling quality products from original recipes. The Sweet Jar endeavours to source all of its products from small manufacturers around the UK who still boil in copper pans and only use the highest quality ingredients. All of the confectionery supplied has been chosen because of its universal appeal to a broad range of customers – in terms of age, background and interests. Product lines are constantly being revised ensuring the very best of quality confectionery, is available to both retailers and individual customers. We are a small business with a social conscience and we adopt an environmentally friendly approach to all of our activities; we use power as prudently as possible, we minimise waste in all of our activity and recycle as much packaging as we can and undertake to sensibly dispose of any non recyclable materials. All orders are posted in recycled card and packed with biodegradable materials. Everyone at The Sweet Jar takes pride in what they do and are knowledgeable about our products and manufacturers It doesn't matter how large or small your order is we want you to enjoy your shopping experience with us. Equally we want our customers to tell us if they are unhappy with our service or our products in any way so that we can take appropriate action.