"Grasmere - Village & Lake" Grasmere by steventilly

Grasmere Travel Guide: 35 reviews and 56 photos

Grasmere is an absolute gem. A beautiful, tranquil lake with great views all around, a lovely village, Wordsworth connections, and walks in all directions for all abilities.
It's not "perfect" though - the lake is hemmed in on one side by a busy road, which makes "round-the-lake" walks not quite as pleasant as they could be, and getting to the lake from the village is quite a hike down a boring road. It's worth it when you get there though.
In addition, the popularity of the village coupled with the comparative lack of car parking can make visting quite tricky and frustrating at times.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful Lake, Nice Village, Good Walks, Good Eating Places
  • Cons:Parking, Lake Hemmed In By Road
  • In a nutshell:Love The Place
  • Last visit to Grasmere: Jun 2003
  • Intro Updated Sep 15, 2003
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  • coopergirl2003's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2007 at 1:15 PM

    Thanks for the great walking ideas - I'm staying in Grasmere in June this year for a week with the dog!

  • KittyLou's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2005 at 5:01 PM

    Enjoyed the beautiful pictures and helpful tips. I am looking forward to visiting the area this summer.

  • hayward68's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2004 at 3:59 AM

    Mmm, that gingerbread sounds lovely, we might have to make a roadtrip ;-)

  • DOUGALSMUM's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2003 at 7:10 AM

    Absolute first class information-you make a great walking guide book!!!, thanks for all the info i am definately going to go to grasmere now you have told me all the "ins and outs".

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2003 at 9:30 AM

    What a awesome views of the lake. Remind me to visit this place whenever I intend to come over there!

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2003 at 4:08 PM

    ooh nice reflection :-)) Recognise that cave too -the route we took ;-)

  • Sep 16, 2003 at 6:31 AM

    i would love to take my shoes off here again!


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