Ambleside Parish Centre

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Vicarage Road
Ambleside LA22 9DH

Access Guide

Wheelchair Accessible
Mobility Impaired Access
Hearing System
WC Adapted
Parking for Blue Badge Holders

Directions and Parking

Ambleside Parish Centre is situated in the centre of Ambleside, behind White Platts Recreation Ground. Pedestrian access is via the path at the side of The Gables Guest House, or via Vicarage Road by the side of Zeffirellis cinema. The centre can be found next to Rothay Park with the main entrance opposite the entrance to St Mary’s Church.

By car - follow the one way system north through Ambleside, turn left from Compston Road into the small road just past White Platts mini golf into the church grounds. *Wheelchair users parking only* at the venue. The nearest major car parks are: coming in from the south - on Lake Road, on Rothay Road  opposite Rothay Garth Hotel - (postcode for GPS: LA22 0BT) and coming in from north at Rydal Road Car Park on right opposite University of Cumbria campus - (postcode for GPS: LA22 9BL).
There is a small amount of free parking by the church next to the centre with one disabled space available.


Located in the heart of the Lake District, the award winning Ambleside Parish Centre is a superb venue for use by both those living locally and those coming from further afield. With breathtaking views of parkland and fells and excellent accessibility throughout the building you would be hard pressed to find such a stunning and flexible venue anywhere else in the Lake District. The centre offers the best of both worlds: a contemporary building in a traditional setting, sitting between St Mary’s Church, Ambleside Primary School and overlooking the beautiful Rothay Park.

Forthcoming events here

2.30pm Thursday, 28 March Freeman String Quartet
2.30pm Thursday, 25 April Festivo Winds