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November 7, 2017

Top 5 Things For You To Do In Grasmere, Lake District

Grasmere is a traditional Lake District village, full of history and heritage. Although a village like no other, with community at its heart. To help you on your way here we have compiled a list of things for you to do in Grasmere, Lake District.

Top 5 Things For You To Do In Grasmere, Lake District

Grasmere is a traditional Lake District village, full of history and heritage. Although a village like no other, with community at its heart. Unlike other popular Lake District villages, Grasmere is much smaller and less commercialised. So if a relaxing break is what you need there is simply no better place! The village is hugged by fells, woodland and tarns, and is kissed by the shores of the lake. Therefore a walk is a must as spectacular views can be gained from every corner.  There are also plenty of attractions once you’ve visited Baldry’s Tearoom for your favourite cup of tea. To help you on your way here we have compiled a list of things for you to do in Grasmere, Lake District.

Grasmere lake view

1) Walks, walks and more walks!

Grasmere is a central hub for many local walks, and Baldrys is placed perfectly in the centre, for you to enjoy your favourite tea and cake before or/and after your long walk. There are variety of different  walks to suit every age, ability and weather condition! A lot of the classic Wainwright walks can also be achieved whilst visiting Grasmere, Lake District. Our favourite has to be Loughrigg, with views of Grasmere, Rydal, Windermere and even Coniston waters on a clear day. Not the largest of fells but one that is very rewarding once you reach the summit.

For more information, please visit https://www.wainwrightsroutes.co.uk

2) Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

Grasmere Gingerbread has been baked in the village since 1854 and over the years has become a world famous tourist attraction. Even walking past the historic shop, you’ll be able to smell the sweet aroma of freshly baked Gingerbread. A gingerbread like no other and sold nowhere else in the world but in the original building near St Oswald’s Church, Grasmere. So Surely trying this is a must during your visit in Lake District?

For more information, please visit https://www.grasmeregingerbread.co.uk

3) Dove Cottage

Since 1799, Dove Cottage was the home of world famous poet William Wordsworth, and to this day has been preserved to fully resemble the building Wordsworth called home. Dove cottage sits alongside the newly built Wordsworth museum. Here you can read Wordsworth’s famous words; depicting the village and surrounding areas so beautifully. On a wet and windy day this is the place to retreat to and imagine life here over 200 years ago.

For more information please visit https://wordsworth.org.uk/visit/dove-cottage

4) Allan Bank

For the first time in over 200 years, Allan Bank has just opened its doors to the general public. There is something for the whole family, with an outdoor adventure park for the children, or nice green areas to watch the local red squirrels. Remember if your a national trust member, you can access the property free of charge.

For more information, please visit https://www.visitcumbria.com/amb/allan-bank/

5) Local shops

Even though, Grasmere is a small countryside village, there is still an amazing selection of local shops for you to visit during your trip. From Grasmere Garden Village, which sells an amazing selection of gifts, to Barney’s Newsbox which stocks over 7000 jigsaws.

Grasmere is a wonderful day out for the whole family, so why not add it to your list of places to visit for the coming year?

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