Country cottages in Grasmere, Cumbria - for self-catering near the Lakes

A well-known location in the Lake District a few miles north of Lake Windermere, the popular tourist base and village of Grasmere can trace its popularity back to the poet William Wordsworth who lived here at the turn of the 19th Century. Wordsworth wrote so many poems about various locations in the Lake District, mostly extolling their virtues and his appreciation for the beauty of the scenery.

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Grasmere Lake District

Grasmere Gingerbread shopTourist-filled in the summer, Grasmere has developed to provide much more than gingerbread and good views - there are plenty of amenities to meet all needs and still remains a beautiful location for walking, cycling or just relaxing. A continuous string of visitors still queues up to buy the small packets of gingerbread and local confectionary. A huddle of visitors seems ever present around the grave of Wordsworth and his family in the adjoining cemetary and park. Take time to spot the rabbit burrow at the foot of a tree in the park and you will be delighted by the number of baby bunnies delicately nibbling grass nearby.

There are walks aplenty around the Lake in Grasmere, or you can hire a rowing boat to visit the island.

Climbers may visit the craggy peaks of Scafell, Helvellyn, Skiddaw or the Langdale Pikes for a challenging uphill climb.

Grasmere is one of the more popular Lake District villages and a good location from which to travel out to the main sights and landmarks in the Lakelands. Visit the honeypot towns of Ambleside, Keswick, Hawkshead, Coniston, Bowness and Windermere for a ramble, tea shops and a very pleasant way to spend a day during your holiday.

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