Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Ambleside. You may be able to find further references to Ambleside in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
AMBLESIDE a small town, a township, a chapelry, and a subdistrict Imperial

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Ambleside within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
George Head Workington and the Lake District 11
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Lancaster to Carlisle 2
William Adams On Tramp 1
William Camden Durham, Lancashire and Westmorland 1
John Wesley 1765-8: Justice for Methodists; Methodist Character; Instructions to Parents 1
John Wesley 1781-4: An Ideal Circuit; Wesley in his Eighties; Wesley Visits Holland; Scotland 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Scandale 0 2
Rydal 0 2
Clappersgate 0 2
Brathay 0 2
Lakes 0 1
Troutbeck 0 2
Low Wood 0 2
Loughrigg 0 2
Low Wray 0 2
Skelwith 0 2
Elterwater 0 2
Grasmere 1 2
Easedale 0 2
Kentmere 0 2
Outgate 0 1
Applethwaite 0 2
Deepdale 0 2
Little Langdale 0 1
Windermere 12 6
Patterdale 0 3