Grasmere, Lake District

‘The loveliest spot that man hath ever found’ – William Wordsworth

Photos by Dom Reardon

We may be biased but there really is nowhere quite like Grasmere. Once quoted by the local poet William Wordsworth himself: “The loveliest spot that man hath ever found” and over 200 years later Grasmere remains a spectacular destination in so many ways.

Nestled in the heart of the Lake District which was listed as a World Heritage Site in 2018, the village of Grasmere and the surrounding area offers a plethora of activities within the timeless backdrop of the majestic fells, lakes and tarns.

Photo: Dom Reardon

There are many walks from the doorstep, from the moment you arrive until the time comes to depart there is no need to use your car if you so wish. Within the village there are an abundance of eateries, outdoor shops, galleries, art and craft shops. William Wordsworth’s connections to Grasmere present the opportunity to visit the Wordsworth Museum and his former home Dove Cottage.

The larger market town of Ambleside is just 4 miles south and to the north around a 25-minute drive is Keswick. There is the local open top bus which connects Grasmere to the wider area stopping every half hour in the village.