visit grasmere & rydal...
Grasmere, cradled in a vale in the heart of the Lake District, is crowned with magnificent fells and mountains all around.
It is sheltered by Helm Crag, otherwise known as ‘the Lion and the Lamb' one of Wainwright's favourite hills. The pictureseque village has a lovely choice of accommodation and restaurants. It is also home to Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum.
Just along the valley is the Vale of Rydal. You can take a walk along Loughrigg Terrace or the Coffin Trail, overlooking Rydal Water. Visit Rydal Mount and Hall, or learn English at the language school, Nab Cottage.
explore grasmere and rydal
History & heritage
Grasmere's early history was devoted to farming, wool manufacture and some mineral and rock extraction.
history & heritage
Arts & culture
The area's links with Wordsworth give the visitor a fantastic opportunity to see what inspired the great poet.
art & culture
The lakeshore of Grasmere is accessible by a permissive path around the south-western side (NY 335 064).
See what's on over the next few months around Grasmere and Rydal.