Shops in Grasmere

Grasmere is famed for its unique independent shops for Lakeland crafts, gifts, art, books and specialist food. The outstanding choice of Lakeland gift shops, art galleries, antiques and fine book shops in the village are renowned. World famous Lake District local produce shops are here like the legendary Grasmere Gingerbread Shop .

Grasmere shops

Grasmere shops

Art, poetry and crafts in Grasmere has a rich heritage stretching back to the arrival of Wordsworth and the Lakes poets. Visit the famous Heaton Cooper Studio with Lakeland landscapes by the Heaton Cooper family. Original art is available to buy here and you can pick up high quality art materials, antiquarian books and a range of Lake District art books. Fine book shops in Grasmere included award winning independent bookseller Sam Read stock a wide range of Lakeland and Wainwright books plus an extensive collection of Wordsworth poetry and biographies.

The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

One of the National Park's most famous shops, the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop sells its delectable gingerbread made from a recipe first developed by Sarah Nelson in the 1850s. The Grasmere Gingerbread shop is housed within a former village school and the shop also sells a range of Lakeland specialist food and scrumptious home-made rum butter.

Grasmere shops

Grasmere shops

Heaton Cooper Studio & Art Shop

Visit the Heaton Cooper Studio and Art Shop in Grasmere and see rich Lake District landscapes painted by William Heaton Cooper and by his father, the Manchester born Alfred Heaton Cooper (1864-1929) who in the late 19th century when the studio was based in Coniston was one of the most famous Lake District landscape painters.

Paintings by other members of the Heaton Cooper family in a more contemporary style are also on display alongside beautiful craft ceramics and endearing sculptures. Original art and prints are available to buy and the gallery sells a quality range of art materials, gifts and an on-site bookshop particularly good for books on Lake District artists and the history of the Heaton Cooper family in the Lake District.

Accommodation in Grasmere

  • Church Bridge   (0.2 miles from the centre of Grasmere)
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    Family-run hotel in the Lake District. 18 en-suite rooms, many with stunning views. Free Wi-Fi and parking. Families, couples and walkers welcome. Breakfast and dinner served.
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  • Grasmere   (0.7 miles from the centre of Grasmere)
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    £60
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    16th century coaching inn with rooms on the outskirts of Grasmere with inglenook fireplaces, roaring fires and exposed oak beams. Award-winning locally sourced food and ales.
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  • Grasmere   (0.3 miles from the centre of Grasmere)
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    £114
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    Luxury Grasmere guest house with romantic guest rooms including one with hot tub and special breaks available. Eco friendly policy, great walks nearby. Dog friendly rooms available
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