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Grasmere is a lakeside village in the Lake District National Park, best known as the home to poet William Wordsworth

Get in

Buses run regularly from Windermere and Ambleside.

Get around

Grasmere is a very small village and very easy to get around on foot. However, during the summer months it can be very crowded with coach-tour parties. This can make it difficult to find a parking space for those on driving holidays around the Lake District.



  • Walk around the small, pretty lake.
  • Greenhead Ghyll, Grasmere Shop, LA22 9SW.
  • Easdale Tarn.
  • The Coffin Trail.





Thorney How Independent Hostel Grasmere LA22 9QW +44 15394 35597

Just under Helm Crag, right on the Coast to Coast. Food and beer but also 2 mins walk from Lancrigg Vegetarian Restaurant and Guest House. One of first YHA hostels in England, now an independent hostel since 2011, owned and run by Taylor and Carolyn Nuttall who live on site.

Thorney How is the small outcrop in the grounds of this Grade 2 listed old farmhouse that Is the main building. There are a number of small bedrooms as well as more traditional bunk rooms. The hostel can sleep up to 50 people if the bunk room dormitories are full. Coffee, tea, cakes and drinks are part a drop-in cafe but there is also on offer eve meals and breakfasts if use of the self-catering kitchen is too much. Local beers abound including the regular draft beer as part of the hostel licence.

  • Rockwood. Is an example of a fine traditionally built lakeland residence, which sleeps 10-12 and is 10 mins quiet walk from the centre of the village.
  • Heron Beck Guest House, Off Keswick Road, Grasmere, Ambleside, +44 15394 35272. Check-in: 4PM, check-out: 10AM. 4-star accommodation, views over private gardens reaching out to the nearby fells. £40.


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