Grasmere village is right in the beating heart of the Lake District
National Park. If you choose Grasmere as a base the towns of
Ambleside, Keswick, Hawkshead, Coniston, Bowness and Windermere are within an easy drive.
The lake has some easy walks for those that prefer not to scale the mountains but the peaks of Helvellyn,Scafell Pike, Skiddaw and the Langdale Pikes are again close by.
Grasmere was once the home of the famous poet William Wordsworth and today you can visit two of his former homes:Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount.
Also in the centre of Grasmere is St. Oswalds Church, the churchyard of which contains the Wordsworth family graves and
is the venue for the Grasmere Rushbearing ceremony.
Attractions include the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop and the Heaton Cooper studio/gallery of watercolours by the famous Lakes artist.
Grasmere has a show in August each year.