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Grasmere Hotels in the Lake District

Travelogue Entry
Tags: grasmere, hotels, lake district
City: Grasmere, United Kingdom
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The Lake District is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in England.

The Lake District was designated as a National Park in 1951 to promote the area’s outstanding beauty and the enjoyment of it, the Lake District National Park is one of the largest in the UK, at 880 square miles.

The Lake District is an area of superlatives that, once seen, you won’t forget in a lifetime! Home to England’s longest lake (Windermere at 10 miles long), the deepest lake (Wastwater, holder of the title “Britain’s Favourite View” and 258 feet deep at its deepest point), the steepest road (the Hardknott Pass at 1 in 2.5 in places) and the highest mountain (Scafell Pike at 977m, or 3,210 feet).

An area of outstanding natural beauty, the Lake District offers an abundance of outdoor pursuits:

Walking, climbing, touring, sailing & boating, cycling, fishing and there are even a host of quality golf courses throughout the area.

Close by is Hadrian’s Wall, the most important monument built by the Romans in Britain, and running from the west of Carlisle across Cumbria to Newcastle in the north east.

Grasmere

“The loveliest spot that man hath ever known” – that’s how the immortal poet William Wordsworth described his beloved Grasmere, the village which is both the geographical and cultural centre of the Lake District.

This delightful village has withstood the changing times and still personifies charm and “olde worlde” English heritage. The home of Wordsworth for many years, his home is now open to the public and includes a fascinating museum.

The village also offers a variety of galleries, outdoor pursuits shops, Sarah Nelson’s famous Grasmere Ginger Bread and much more!

There is much to see and do around the village with so many famous and picturesque walks which encircle the vale of Grasmere. The area is a veritable paradise for experienced as well as novice walkers! Loughrigg Terrace, Easedale Tarn, Alcock Tarn, Helm Crag and the Coffin Trail are just a few of the better known shorter routes. Major climbs such as Helvellyn, Langdale Pikes, Fairfield Horsehoe and Scafell Pike are accessible without using your car, and famous peaks such as Coniston Old Man & Skiddaw are just a short drive away.

Grasmere is ideally located within the Lake District so that every valley may be explored, with just a short journey from many high quality hotels in the Lake District.