Grasmere Tourist Information

Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

Around Grasmere, the views and spectacular scenery of Silver Howe and Helm Crag are the scenes that inspired the Romantic poet William Wordsworth during what he described as his ‘Golden Age’  A beautiful little boutique village in an idyllic location on the edge of Langdale, Grasmere is a superb walking base where you can head off on the Grasmere Loop around Grasmere Lake and Rydal Water treading in the footsteps of Dorothy and William Wordsworth.

It’s the ultimate relaxing retreat, where you can stroll around famous specialist shops like the Grasmere Gingerbread shop and relax in one of the village’s riverside inns and cafes enjoying the finest Lakeland ales and local produce. Grasmere is somewhat of a pilgrimage for lovers of the Romantics and Wordsworth.

Together with Wordsworth’s historic homes Dove Cottage and nearby Rydal Mount towards Ambleside, the family tombs and the poets former school are also in the village.  A tour of historic homes is not to be missed, led by knowledgeable guides and offering a fascinating insight into the day to day world of the Wordsworth family and circle which included regular visitor, the poet Coleridge and other notable Romantic artists of the day.

Choose luxury Grasmere accommodation for your Lake District weekend break or holiday and enjoy one of the finest selections of traditional inns, specialist Lakeland gift, antiques, food and outdoor shops all clustered together in this pretty riverside village surrounded by spectacular fell views. Don’t miss a visit to Grasmere’s famous Heaton Cooper art studio with original Lakeland landscape paintings for sale or learn about Wordsworth and the Romantics era at the Museum adjacent to Dove Cottage.

Take your pick of luxury Grasmere 5 Star B&B guest houses and luxurious hotels in private gardens with on-site swimming pool, golf and award winning restaurant. Stay in the heart of Wordsworth Country and find places to stay in Grasmere online now!

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.