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10 things to do in Grasmere.

Updated on April 22, 2017

10 things to do on a visit to Grasmere, Lake District

Let me introduce you to my village-Grasmere, home to William Wordsworth.Grasmere is a small village in the heart of England's Lake District,visited by thousands of tourists every year. The Lakes are one of the biggest attractions for UK tourism. I live in Grasmere, and here's my personal guide to Grasmere Village.

Thousands of visitors come to Grasmere every year from all over the world, and there are lots of things to do in this small village.

Visitors come to Grasmere because of William Wordsworth, to visit the Wordsworth homes,to see the scenery the poet loved, and to pay homage at the Wordsworth family graves. Even though Grasmere is just a small village it is home to many Lake District activities.

St Oswald's Church is at the heart of the village, and is at the hub of the community.

William Wordsworth wrote his best poetry in Grasmere, and is buried, along with his family, in St Oswalds' Churchyard. The church dates back to the 13th Century.It is built in traditional Lakeland style, with rendering on the walls. Inside it is fairly plain, with the East Window being clear so that you can look out at the hills- no need for stained glass when you can "lift up your eyes unto the hills".One of the first things that people do on their visit to Grasmere is to look at the Wordsworth Graves in St Oswald's churchyard, and look inside the historic church.

Today Grasmere is a thriving village, with lots of great community activities. If you stay for a few days you might be able to see a play , an art exhibition, or attend a lecture or talk.

Grasmere is a hugely popular tourist destination, with excellent hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts.

Visitors come for the amazing scenery, the superb hiking, the glorious fresh country air, and the wonderful nature so loved by William Wordsworth.

All photos are my own, or Cumbria Tourism official photos,unless otherwise credited, which may not be used without permission of Cumbria Tourism

Ten Things to do on your visit to Grasmere.

Grasmere is an historic little village with lots to do and see.

Some people whizz through Grasmere on a whistle stop tour of England. Others visit year after year, spending weeks in the village, hiking the hills and trails, and enjoying immersing themselves in the local culture.

Even if you have just an hour to visit, try to spend some time ( and money- the local economy needs you!) in this lovely village.Try visiting the little speciality shops, the great cafes, the pubs, the garden centre....

1. Visit Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum.

Dove Cottage Grasmere was where Wordsworth wrote his best poems.

Dove Cottage Grasmere is where Wordsworth lived with his sister Dorothy at the time when he was writing his most famous poetry.

His devoted sister jotted down lots of notes, discussed everything with him, made lots of astute observations on nature that found their way into Wordsworth poems, and generally helped her beloved brother in every possible way.

When Wordsworth married Mary, the three lived together, but had to move out of the tiny Dove Cottage when children came along.

In addition to visiting Dove Cottage and experiencing at first hand the poet's home, visitors can also visit the Wordsworth Museum, which houses a huge amount of interesting information and exhibits.

Photo of Dove Cottage thanks to Cumbria Tourism and David Willis, not for reuse

Dove Cottage has a great programme of events throughout the year. Click here to find out what's going on at Dove Cottage right now

Read the journal the Dorothy Wordsworth wrote at Dove Cottage, Grasmere - It's a fascinating view of Grasmere 200 years ago

I love to read Dorothy Wordsworth's journals. and find out the daily life of Wordsworth and his family. A lot of the journal is about very mundane things such as meals and bedtimes, aches and pains.

The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals (Oxford World's Classics)
The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals (Oxford World's Classics)

Dorothy Wordsworth was the inspiration for many of her brother, William Wordsworth's poems. This is a fascinatin book to read f you are visiting Grasmere and Dove Cottage.

UK readers can get this from Amazon.co.uk through this link The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals (Oxford World's Classics)

 

2 Visit St Oswald's Church

St Oswald's Grasmere dates from the 13th century.

Set in the centre of Grasmere Village, St Oswald's church used to serve the parishes of Grasmere, Rydal and Langdale. Each Parish had its own entrance into the church yard.

Inside the church are many old memorials, including some of the wealthy Le Fleming faimly from Rydal.

There is a statue of the Madonna and Child by Ophelia Bell.

The West Window is made of plain glass so that worshippers can see out to the Lakeland hills- not need for a stained glass window here to appreciate the glory of God and nature.

We were married here in 1973! Its a really beautiful place for a wedding!

The church is also the centre for poetry readings, organ recitals , concerts and exhibitions.

For more information about St Oswald's Church in Grasmere click here to go to the informative website written by Grasmere vicar Cameron Butland.

Be sure to stop by on your visit to Grasmere ( and please leave a donation!)

For information about Weddings or Baptisms in Grasmere church, use the link above

3. Visit Heaton Cooper's Art Gallery and shop

The Heaton Cooper Studio Grasmere

Heaton Cooper was a famous artist, known for his paintings of Lakeland landscape. Other members of Heaton Cooper's family were also painters and sculptors.

In the Heaton Cooper Studio you can buy prints, postcards and cards of the artists' work. There are also some orginal works there.Artists materials are on sale too.

Visitors to my Guestbook tell me that they come to Grasmere specially to stock up on artists supplies at this unique gallery.

You can also order from Heaton Cooper online in the UK. Heaton Cooper are also willing to post overseas if you can't get here in person.

You can find out more here about the Heaton Cooper Studio. You can also order prints and cards online. At the present time ( April 2017) a new additional gallery and coffee shop is being added to make this an even better place to visit.

photo of Heaton Cooper studio thanks to David Willis and Cumbria Tourism.

4. See Sarah Nelson's Gingerbread shop - The famous Grasmere Gingerbread shop

Sarah Nelson's Grasmere Gingerbread shop
Sarah Nelson's Grasmere Gingerbread shop | Source

Outside the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop.

Once the village school, this quaint little building is now the famous Grasmere Gingerbread shop.

Pop inside to buy a souvenir!

Inside the shop
Inside the shop

Photo thanks to Cumbria Tourism and David Willis, not for reuse.

For more information take a look at The Grasmere Gingerbread shop's website

Where is Grasmere, and where do I live? - Here's the map to show you my home, White Moss House, by Rydal Water and Grasmere Lakes

Grasmere is in the Lake District National Park, in the county of Cumbria. The largest Lake, Windermere, is 5 miles south of Grasmere.

A markerMy home, White Moss House, once owned by Wordsworth -
LA22 9SE
get directions

5. See and hear Taffy Thomas, Storyteller Laureate.

Taffy Thomas MBE lives in Grasmere- catch him if you can.

Taffy Thomas MBE, Storyteller Laureate, lives in Grasmere. Taffy travels the world sharing his folk tales. Here you can see Taffy in his Tale Coat in a photo which comes thanks to David Miller under a flickr commercial creative commons license

Opposite Grasmere Church and the Grasmere Gingerbread shop is Taffy Thomas' Storyteller's Garden. Check out Taffy Thomas Storyteller's website to see if Taffy is telling his tales when you are in Grasmere, or if Taffy is coming near you to weave his magic.

If you can't get to see Taffy in person, you can buy his latest book. Cumbrian Folk Tales, and enjoy Taffy's wonderful tales anytime you like.

Taffy's Cumbrian Folk Tales

Cumbrian Folk Tales (Folk Tales: United Kingdom)
Cumbrian Folk Tales (Folk Tales: United Kingdom)

Written by my friend, the famous storyteller Laureate, Taffy Thomas. This would make and excellent gift for anyone who loves the Lakes, loves a good story, and is looking for a special gift.

 

6.Sit at a pavement cafe and watch the world go by

There are several cafes where you can sit outside.

Morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea? Lots of cafes serve delicious home made scones, cakes and snacks.

What's the rush? Take a break!

This photo is of the Rowan Tree Cafe, down by the River Rothay. Thanks to David Willis and Cumbria Tourism , all rights reserved.

7. Have a pint in a pub

Try a pint of the local beer

There are lots of local breweries in the Lakes, and the barman will always be happy to advise you on which to chose!

The pubs will also serve you with a hearty meal- maybe our traditional Cumberland sausage

My favorite pub in the centre of Grasmere is Tweedies , at the back of the Dale Lodge hotel.. It has a good selection of ales, always has a great cider, good choice of wine, and good food. There's a fire inside, and tables in the garden outside. They also have music and quiz sessions.It's a great place to relax at the end of a walk.

The other bars in Grasmere are the Lamb, round the back of the Red Lion hotel, and the Dove and Olive, part of the Wordsworth hotel.

The oldest pub in Grasmere The Travellers' Rest on the main road , about 1 mile from the village centre. It's been a coaching inn since the 16th Centrury, and has lots of old world charm.

8. Visit Sam Read's Bookshop

A proper local bookshop in the centre of Grasmere

Established in 1887 by Sam Read, this lovely bookshop at the heart of Grasmere is a joy. If you can't find it what you want, Elaine and her team will order it for you. There's a huge selection of books about the Lake District.

For more information, take a look at Sam Read's Grasmere Bookshop website

Grasmere and William Wordsworth - some more readings

You can't get away from Wordsworth in Grasmere. The number of books available is enormous. I've chosen a couple here, and if you click through to Amazon you'll find lots more.

William Wordsworth - The Major Works: including The Prelude (Oxford World's Classics)
William Wordsworth - The Major Works: including The Prelude (Oxford World's Classics)

Read the poems of Wordsworth. Keep this book by you , even if you never visit Grasmere. Some of the most famous poetry in the English language.

 

Dorothy Wordsworth.

William's sister Dorothy was his muse. Her life story is fascinating. It was Dorothy who gave William the idea for his most famous poem, Daffodils. She was devoted to her brother- his marriage came as a huge blow to her in the first instance, though she continues to be close to her brother all her life.

The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth: A Life
The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth: A Life

This tells you about the muse behind the great man- his sister Dorothy.

 

9. Get those new boots on a go hiking - Walks around Grasmere, Rydal and Whitemoss

There are so many great walks around Grasmere. Try to make time to get out and really see the wonderful Lakeland scenery. This is the view from Loughrigg Terrace, which was used as a location in the film "Miss Potter" starring Renee Zellweger.

Allan Bank Grasmere

Allan Bank Grasmere
Allan Bank Grasmere | Source

10. Visit the National Trust's Allan Bank

Allan Bank, perched on a hill above Grasmere Lake

Allan Bank is a large house with a wonderful view. Once owned by Canan Rawnsley, founder of the National Trust, and lived in at one time by Wordsworth, this house had been privately rented for many years. Now it is open to the public, and has been restored following a fire. However, the house has been intentionally left partly decorated.

Allan Bank hosts lots of events and workshops, and has a welcoming cafe in the old kitchen. The gardens and grounds are being restored.


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Even more things to do in Grasmere

Buy a Jigsaw.

Barney's Newsbox has one of the largest stocks of jigsaws in the country, or even the world! For details click here

The little shop is stuffed full of all sorts of gifts, toys, cards, models- all sorts of things! My grandchildren just love visiting Barney's. Adults watch out- there will be all sorts of wonderful things that you're children will love here- great quality and quirky toys and presents.

Take a rowing boat out on Grasmere from Faeryland

Go for a row on Grasmere from Faeryland on the shore of the lake. This is a the place to hire your traditional rowing boat to take out on the lake. There is also a tea garden where you can buy exquisite pots of loose leaf tea, a great selections of other treats and eats. You can buy these special teas in packets to take away as a souvenir. Here is the Faeryland website.

Thousands of visitors from all over the world come to Grasmere each year. If you have visited I'd love to know what you enjoyed. If you haven't- do you think you would like to visit?

There are lots more Things To Do in Grasmere- if you know of something that should be included on this lens, please leave a message and I'll be happy to add your information .I'm going to add to this lens regularly, so please come back.

I'd love to hear from you!

Have you any suggestions to add? - Please take a look at "10 more things to do in Grasmere"

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      EliasZanetti LM 4 years ago

      Wonderful lens. I always wanted to visit the Lake District area.

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      Barbara Walton 4 years ago from France

      I love this part of the world, and your main problem is choosing what to do. There is simply so much to do! Great lens.

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      Michelllle 4 years ago

      Looks like a beautiful place to live and visit. I love listening to storytellers.

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      Sue Dixon 4 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @Northerntrials: There are lots of great places to eat. The Jumble Room is the best restaurant, Tweedies is the best for bar and pub meals IMO.

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      I love to eat and rate places I visit by the food served. Is the food there good enough to warrant a visit?

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      amblesidecentral 4 years ago

      Hiking should be the first thing after finding a place to through your luggage, and don't forget the camera!

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      Brian Stephens 4 years ago from France

      I have lived in the Forest of Dean and The Cotswolds, both beautiful locations. But I had my honeymoon and many fantastic holidays in the Lake District and will always have a soft spot for what is one of the glorious locations in the UK.

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      ohcaroline 5 years ago

      Grasmere sounds like such a lovely place to visit. Congrats on the purple star.

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      chinchilla-cages 5 years ago

      Great lens, and now I'm hungry for some Grasmere gingerbread! :)

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      Enjoyed your lens

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      Leah J. Hileman 5 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      You've just introduced me to what appears to be my now-favorite future vacation trip! Thanks.

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      I love the pictures, and the history facts you add.

      Great lens

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      Great lens

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      Sharon Berry 5 years ago from Michigan

      You make Grasmere sound enchanting. I'd love to visit the Grasmere Lake it looks absolutely gorgeious. Very nicely done.

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      DonD LM 5 years ago

      This is a cool lense your 10 things to in Grasmere is very helpful to us have not been to that place. Excellent lense.

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      uktvbrackets lm 5 years ago

      Just come back from a holiday in the Lake District. Go every year, love the place

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      franstan lm 6 years ago

      Exceptional lens. Blessings from a visiting Squid Angel

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      Antony J Waller 6 years ago from North Yorkshire

      I love visiting Grasmere and the gingerbread shop! Great photographs.

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I would love to visit Grasmere -- and you! :-). What a gorgeous place you live. Thanks for the tour of your charming town. Well deserving of a Purple Star!

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      sorana lm 6 years ago

      A very well deserved Purple Star. Beautiful place.

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      Katherine Tyrrell 6 years ago from London

      I've always loved this lens so it's a pleasure to make it my first stop as an angel - and give it a blessing! :)

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      EuroSquid LM 6 years ago

      Nice lens. Deserving of an Angel's blessing and a thumbs up.

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      Sue Mah 6 years ago from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

      I have not been there so I would love to visit all those places you recommended. I like the scenic photos you have displayed. Thanks for the tour.

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love England's tiny villages. I have read Wordsworth's daffodils when I was in high school and I only realized what he was saying when I moved to Canada and wait for the daffodils to bloom.

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love England's tiny villages. I have read Wordsworth's daffodils when I was in high school and I only realized what he was saying when I moved to Canada and wait for the daffodils to bloom.

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      Sue Dixon 6 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @OhMe: Thanks- kind words from the expert!

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      Kate Loving Shenk 6 years ago from Lancaster PA

      It must to be great to feel Wordsworth's presence in Grasmere. Also congrats on the Purple Star!!

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      Sue Dixon 6 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @kateloving: Thank you !

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Oh my! I would love to visit Grasmere and do each and every one of these things. Great promotion of this historic village.

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @GeoffSteen: Kendal is outside the National Park ,and not really Lake District to me- more edge of Lakes and towny. Whatever you do , hope you enjoy it and thanks for your visit.

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      GeoffSteen 7 years ago

      Lovely photos! My wife and I are aiming to visit the Lake District sometime soon - we were thinking about Kendal but you might have changed our minds!

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @makingamark: Kendal Mint cake! I've featured it on my Lake District food lens. Thanks for your visit.

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @anonymous: Thanks Susie.

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      Katherine Tyrrell 7 years ago from London

      You forgot try out the Kendal Mint Cake!

      I used to come to Grasmere every winter to stay at the Golf Rill Hotel (splendid food!) and mark exam papers for my professional body. I always really enjoyed it out of season and think it's an ace destination all year round.

      Love the photos! Thumbs UP!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Looks like a place that I would love to visit, looks like a beautiful place.

      Congratulations on the Purple Star Award, well deserved.

      Susie

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @dantownehall lm: So glad you liked it- hope the lens gave you good memories.

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @oztoo lm: Thanks for your visit- look me up if you're ever here!

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @WindyWintersHubs: Thank you for your visit wendy.

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @nebby: It is a pretty nice place. Thanks for your comments.

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @RhondaAlbom: Thank you for your kind words- glad you enjoyed it.

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      dantownehall lm 7 years ago

      I visited Grasmere last year on a family vacation. It was one of the most beautiful places we went! I'd really love to go back and do some hiking in that area. If I were going to move to the UK, I'd want to be in either the Lake District or the Scottish Highlands for sure.

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      oztoo lm 7 years ago

      Congratulations on the purple star. Grasmere and the Lake District is somewhere I would love to visit if I ever get the chance.

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congratulations on your Purple Star! The photos are wonderful. :)

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      nebby 7 years ago from USA

      Congratulations on your purple star. Grasmere looks like the kind of place I could easily fit in and never want to leave.

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      Fantastic. I really love the first large photo. Congratulations on your purple star!!

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Congratulations on your Purple Star! Well deserved!

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @anonymous: Thanks for the info Dave F- I've just checked her website and she has a great picture of daffodils on Ullswater for sale - I'll add the info to my lenses.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Sue, I've just bumped into Jane Ward who is busy prepearing her work for an Easter Art exhibition in the village hall

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @Grasmere Sue: Nice one whitemoss. the Lake Artists have put on a fine show in the past so I'll look forward to the summer show. I tend to spend too much money at the Heaton Cooper Studio, I cant seem to avoid stopping by :-}

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @anonymous: Hi Dave,

      The Lake District Artists Exhibition is in the Village hall all through the Summer holidays. At Easter, you would be able to visit Heaton Cooper's studio, and there is also a new little gallery opposite the village school.Sue

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love Grasmere.... Is there a Grasmere Easter Art Exhibition? If so can you tell us where it is held ?

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      LadyFlashman 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Grasmere sounds lovely, I will have to visit it one day!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I'm visiting Grasmere soon!

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @RuthCoffee: Thank you!

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      Katherine Tyrrell 7 years ago from London

      For many years in the nineties, I used to come to Grasmere every December to mark the management paper for the final exams of my professional institute. We used to take over the Gold Rill Hotel for five days and work our way through hundreds of scripts. I remember bracing walks in the afternoon to revive the brain cells so we could carry on until the evening plus the wonderful meals served up by Paul and his staff. We always used to "complain" we'd come away having put on pounds! It's a great hotel - right next to Grasmere - and if it's still in the same ownership I highly recommend it.

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @makingamark: Thank you- the Heaton Cooper Studio ceratinly is a much loved Grasmere Institution!

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      Katherine Tyrrell 7 years ago from London

      I forgot to say - as an artist I highly recommend the Heaton Cooper shop for art supplies. Very nice people selling good quality media and materials.

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      RuthCoffee 7 years ago

      Sounds wonderful, I would love to visit. Love your photos!

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @Webcodes LM: Thanks very much- glad you enjoyed the lens

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      Webcodes LM 7 years ago

      Great photos. Hope to visit Grasmere some day. 5*, thank you for visiting my "10 things to see in Europe before you die" lens.

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @Kate Phizackerl1: Thank you so much for your blessing and commets Kate. I've been away for 2 weeks, and it was great to see this waiting on my return.

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @makingamark: Thank you very much for your suggestions- I've expanded the Heaton Cooper studio information- hope you like it!

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      Kate Phizackerl1 7 years ago

      5* and blessed. Love the high impact photos at the top.

      I agree with makingamark, you'll really should do something about Heaton Cooper. For me that's about the strongest Grassmere link of all. The Grassmere Games also deserve a mention.

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      Katherine Tyrrell 7 years ago from London

      Then there's stock up on art materials at Heaton Cooper - I bought all my Unison Pastels there. They;re really a great art supplies shop too.

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      Katherine Tyrrell 7 years ago from London

      How about buying Kendal Mint Cake in the gingerbread shop?

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      Deb Kingsbury 7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      Looks just beautiful. And you mentioned hiking, which makes it even more appealing. My husband and I are considering a vacation in England next year, so I'll keep Grasmere on the list if (or at least when) we go.

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      It does look beautiful in the autumn- a good time to visit.

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      Jeanette 8 years ago from Australia

      What a beautiful looking place. I love the picture of the church building with all those glorious Autumn colours.

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      Sue Dixon 8 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Thank you Ann.

      I'm going to start a "More things to do " list, and I'll certainly put the Grasmere Players on it.

      If you have any other ideas please let me know.[in reply to Ann Robertson]

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      Sue Dixon 8 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Thanks you all- Rocketmoms and others!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      We enjoyed going to see the Grasmere Players.

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      oztoo lm 8 years ago

      I would love to visit the Lake District. Grasmere sounds like a lovely place. Very interesting lens

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      Nicely done & blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      What a beautiful place.

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      bdkz 8 years ago

      So beautiful!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 8 years ago from United States

      Looks like a lovely place to visit! We love finding the little out of the way bookstores. Thanks for the heads up on this one.

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      WindyWintersHubs 8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Nice Travel Destination! Would love to explore here one day! Very Interesting!

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      myraggededge 8 years ago

      Breathtakingly beautiful! I have never been to the Lake District... well not yet anyway. Your photos are delicious!

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      Mary 8 years ago from Chicago area

      Have only been to Grasmere once but loved it. Who wouldn't?? Lovely lens!

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      Holley Web 8 years ago

      Beautiful lens!