Cheap Hotels in Grasmere
Boasting an idyllic setting at the heart of the Lake District, this hotel is beautifully situated for every type of traveller. The hotel is located close to Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum, as well as the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, Windermere Lake Cruises and the Beatrix Potter Museum. Guests will be impressed by the elegant style and charm of this former coaching inn. The guest rooms are superbly appointed, providing and oasis of peace and serenity in which to escape the rest of the world. Guests will appreciate the exemplary facilities the hotel has to offer, and can enjoy delectable dining in the restaurant and leisurely swims in the pool, and do business in the meeting rooms.
Hotels in Grasmere
Grasmere is a village in Cumbria, the Lake District. If you are seeking views, the Lake District itself boasts the highest mountains in England, including Scafell Pike at 978 metres, and of course the district is famous for its abundance of gorgeous lakes. Located in the centre of the district, Grasmere is often seen as Cumbria's most popular village, thanks to William Wordsworth (1770-1850). Here you will find an abundance of Grasmere hotels, gift shops, restaurants and pleasurable ways to while away the hours.
‘The loveliest spot that man hath ever found' is Wordsworth's famous quote describing Grasmere Lake, just a couple of minutes' walk from the village. At a mile long and half a mile wide, it doesn't take long to walk around. The views are fantastic, with snow-covered peaks visible throughout, and you can see the small island in the middle of the lake, which was one of Wordsworth's favourite places. Canoes and other boats are available to hire every day between March and early November too.
William and his sister, Dorothy, lived in Dove Cottage from 1799-1808. They then moved to Allan Bank and lived in this large house with poet and friend, Coleridge, for two years. They moved to the Old Rectory, opposite St Oswald's Church, in 1811, then moved to Rydal Mount in 1813. Wordsworth died of pleurisy in 1850 and he and his wife have a simple tombstone in the churchyard of St Oswald's Church, now one of the most visited literary shrines in the world.
Hills and mountains
Catbells in Keswick (445m) is a fantastic, easy mini mountain to navigate, and is just a 20-minute drive from Grasmere. Even those as young as four can manage it, and their efforts are swiftly rewarded with amazing views of Derwent Water below. There are many challenging mountains to climb near Catbells too, including Skiddaw at 931m and Scafell Pike at 964m.
Food and drink
For a village, there are almost countless quality eateries in Grasmere.
By the churchyard is a building which was the village school from 1630 AD. This is where Wordsworth, his wife and his sister all taught in the early 19th century. Now it's home to the famous Sarah Nelson's Gingerbread Shop, where you can buy the most delicious, melt-in-the-mouth gingerbread.
The Dining Room at the Oak Bank Hotel, Broadgate, is home to a truly gifted chef and very welcoming owners. Each course is beautifully presented and the ingredients carefully selected, creating flavours both complex and well composed.
Greens Café Bistro offers delicious, locally sourced and usually organic food. They specialise in catering for specific diets, offering multiple gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and vegetarian options, and are the only café in Grasmere providing these alternatives. The family team make you feel welcome while you indulge in the fine array of light meals and cakes on offer.
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