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“Grasmere village”

Grasmere Garden Village
Ranked #13 of 20 things to do in Grasmere
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Owner description: Garden Centre in the centre of Grasmere. We sell a variety of things from gifts, outdoor clothing, books, plants, garden furniture and foods. We also have a cafe - The Potting Shed - which serves home made cakes, scones, sandwiches, soups and a selection of light meals. You can even enjoy a local beer or two.
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Grasmere village”
Reviewed 29 December 2013

This is an absolutly stunning area.The village itself is beautiful,so nice to walk around,the shops are really so good,the cafes,pleasent staff,food really good.I visited travelling by the famous 555 bus,the driver was so informative,telling us just what we were looking at on the journey.wish I knew his name,he deserves to be commended.Grasmere is in the English Lake District,although Grasmere is quite small,so much to see and enjoy.I would recommend a visit to anyone,especially overseas visitors,as so many have wrong views of the UK

Visited November 2013
2 Thank Sandra B
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1,187 reviews
563 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,214 helpful votes
“Daffodils and a lot more too...”
Reviewed 24 December 2013 via mobile

This is a good place to shop. There are clothes and gifts to suit most needs and tastes and a great selection of plants and gardening essentials.

There is an excellent cafe too.

Directly opposite the church where Wordsworth is buried.

7 Thank Howi58
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London, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2013

Grasmere lies in the heart of the English Lake District National Park in Cumbria. It is a classic tourist attraction because of its famous son and poet William Wordsworth. Most buildings and cottages date back to the 19th century, though the farms are much older: Wordsworth moved into Dove Cottage in 1799 with his sister Dorothy, now a museum. In 1808 they moved to a large house called Allan Bank, as his family was got larger - his his wife and two children plus a friend and poet, Coleridge. In 1810 they moved again, this time into an old Rectory, opposite St Oswald's Church where he lost both his children to illness caused by the dampness in the house. Finally they settled down at Rydal Mount overlooking the Lake in 1813. St Oswald's Church stands on the bank of the River Rothay, where the Wordsworth family are buried - it has become a shrine to the literary world. There is a space within the churchyard dedicated to the poet the 'Wordsworth Daffodil Garden'. Next door to the church, Sarah Nelson Gingerbread Shop; the aroma of the handmade gingerbread will lead you to this place. This cottage shop was once a village school for over 200 years from its opening in 1630. William, his sister, his wife all taught here in the early 19th century. Across the road is Church Stile, a row of 17th century cottages. By the 18th century it became an Inn where Wordsworth, his brother John and Coleridge stayed here during their tour in 1797, two years before moving to Grasmere. There are may cafes and restaurants you can eat at - one on the river bank will appeal to visitors; there are many gift shops selling souvenirs, hand made mint cakes, biscuits, chocolate fudge. The Lake is open to the public between March and November; there are rows and rows of rowing boats for hire. In the middle of the lake there is a small island where William and Dorothy Wordsworth used to picnic. Grasmere is one of most prettiest place to see.

Visited April 2013
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East Lancs
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49 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“lovely place”
Reviewed 14 November 2013

regular visitors, great to look round and café is superb. Friendly staff, fresh produce, delicious. You must go! Shop has lots of unusual products at competitive prices

Visited November 2013
1 Thank EastLancsExplorer
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Ponteland, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great Shop - something for everyone”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

from fleece's and plants. This truly is a little gem of the garden centre. The tea room serves very nice coffee's too.

Visited October 2013
Thank Troyandy9
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