Grasmere in the English Lake District is surrounded by
mountains. Grasmere Lake lies just to the south of Grasmere village which is
a Lake District haven for fell-walkers and all who love and appreciate being
amongst magnificent mountain landscapes.
In the panorama photograph above you can see Loughrigg, Wetherlam, Swirl How, Silver Howe, Loft Crag, Harrison Stickle, Pavey Ark, Crinkle Crags, Bowfell, Thorn Crag and High Raise. Also in view but not in the picture are Sour Milk Ghyll, Ullscarf, Helm Crag, Steel Fell, Skiddaw, Low Man, & Seat Sandal. Further up this path is Alcock Tarn and the Fairfield Horseshoe with views of Windermere, Rydal Water and much much more of the Lake District, and this is from just one of the many walks accessible directly from Bridge House Hotel Grasmere.
Grasmere is world famous for being the home, and burial place, of William Wordsworth, and there is a museum dedicated to the poet at Dove Cottage, which is owned and run by the Wordsworth Trust.
On the opposite bank of the River Rothay from the Bridge House Hotel in Grasmere, is the Village Rectory which was the location of Wordsworth's last home in Grasmere village, before the poet moved to a grander house at Rydal Mount, about 2 miles away.
Wordsworth's family grave is in St Oswald's Church-yard just over the bridge, beside Bridge House Hotel. The Church is 13th Century, but there has been a place of worship there since the early 7th Century. Just through the churchyard is the famous Grasmere Gingerbread shop.
Grasmere is the home of two well known annual events - Grasmere Rushbearing and Grasmere Sports & Lakeland Show. These are traditional occasions which have local connections dating back through the ages.
Most of the buildings in Grasmere are built in traditional Lake District stone and slate. The red coloured stone of Grasmere is unique to the village and was taken from the mountain Helm Crag in years gone by. Helm Crag is known by the Grasmere locals as "the Lion & the Lamb" because of the unique shape of the rock formations on its summit.
Within 30 miles of Bridge House Hotel are a wealth of museums & galleries, several visitor centres, numerous indoor attractions, various zoos, assorted castles/stately homes, two steam railways, a wide range of superb ornamental gardens...
...and right on our own doorstep there is some of the finest scenery in the world.
Come and share it with us