12 photographs that capture the true beauty of Grasmere

PUBLISHED: 09:01 09 August 2016 | UPDATED: 09:01 09 August 2016

Faeryland Boats, Grasmere by Christine Robinson

Faeryland Boats, Grasmere by Christine Robinson


William Wordsorth loved Grasmere, and it’s easy to see why from our selection of reader photos.

The village of Grasmere is nestled with its two picturesque lakes against a dramatic backdrop of Lake District fells, and is probably Cumbrias’ most popular village, thanks to William Wordsworth (1770-1850). Grasmere is the perfect place to come explore, relax, reflect and be inspired.

Allan Bank was opened to the public for the first time in March 2012; once home to William Wordsworth and National Trust founder Canon Rawnsley, Allan Bank was rescued from the ravages of fire in 2011. Now partially restored and undecorated, the house offers the public the opportunity to see and touch the many layers of this home’s fascinating history.

Whilst visiting, you must try Grasmeres famous commodity – gingerbread. Grasmere Gingerbread was invented in 1854 by Victorian creator cook Sarah Nelson who mixed and baked her spicy-sweet chewy concoction inside her neat Church Cottage home – now The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop. Within a few years its reputation had reached nearly every corner of the country and with the advent of the steam railways tourists flocked to Grasmere to buy her succulent invention.

Grasmere lake is a picturesque sight, especially early morning in the summer when the mist is rising. The lake is open for canoeing and boating, with boats available for hire 7 days per week between March and early November.

Why don’t you upload your photos of Grasmere to the reader photo gallery?

All images uploaded to the website will be entered into the 2016 Lancashire Life reader photo competition and we pick the best ones to go into the magazine each month.

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