Why go to Grasmere?
For romantic bookworms.
William Wordsworth rented a cottage in tiny Grasmere during the late 18th century and it has been home to the Romantic literary movement ever since. The big-name attractions of his former homes and his family grave ensure his legacy is today writ large across the tiny, grass-valley hamlet. For more details, see my Lake District attractions page for more.
Grasmere’s tiny streets can be positively rammed with coaches in high season and the queues for a cream tea quite disheartening. Strike out into the nearby Langdale valleys to truly wander lonely as a cloud as Wordsworth would have done.