UK Travel Guide


Grasmere in Cumbria

Formerly the residence of the well-renowned poet William Wordsworth, Grasmere is found situated in the heart of the Lake District just a couple of miles north of Ambleside. It is an attractive grouping of grey stoned houses or cottages through which runs the river of Rothay. Dove Cottage was the home of William Wordsworth from 1799 1808 and this is open to visitors from late February through to January each year. Grasmere has breathtaking views of the surrounding mountainside and is an extremely popular place with walkers artists and other visitors. From here one can visit the beautiful lake Grasmere, take in White Moss Common which is quite spectacular in autumn when the leaves on the trees turn all their various shades of brown gold etc, and St Oswalds church which is where William Wordsworth has been buried.