Attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Grasmere

Dove Cottage

On the edge of Grasmere, this tiny, creeper-clad cottage (formerly a pub called the Dove & Olive Bough) was famously inhabited by William Wordsworth between 1799 and 1808. The cottage's cramped rooms are full of…
Lake in Grasmere

Grasmere Lake & Rydal Water

Quiet paths lead along the shorelines of Grasmere's twin-set lakes. Rowing boats can be hired at the northern end of Grasmere Lake from the Grasmere Tea Gardens, which is a five-minute walk from the village centre.
Church in Grasmere

St Oswald's Church

In the churchyard of this tiny chapel in the centre of Grasmere are the Wordsworth's family graves: look out for tombstones belonging to William, Mary, Dorothy and all three children. Samuel Taylor Coleridge's son H…