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Places to Visit in the Grasmere Lake District

Abhishek Velankar
William Wordsworth called Grasmere "The loveliest spot that man hath ever found" and he may have been right. The history of the village is tied in with the history of the poet.
Some of the scenery in this area is almost heavenly and one can see why Wordsworth was so enamored by the village.
Helm's Crag is a low hill overlooking the village of Grasmere with some beautiful natural formations. The hike to the peak is refreshing and starts from the village itself.
On the hike to Helm's Crag, one encounters Lancrigg - a wooded area with tall trees and a small park nearby for kids and dogs.
Stone Arthur is a steep hill with magnificent view of the village and the surrounding hills from the peak.
Easedale Tarn was formed by a glacier about 11,000 years ago. One can hike from the village to get to the tarn where one can take a swim or have a nice picnic with lovely scenery.
Another tarn is Alcock Tarn. The hike here is steep but once you reach, the misty views are magnificent.
Heaton Cooper Studio Ltd is a mix of art gallery and a cafe. The gallery is full of paintings by the Cooper family with a shop that sells painting equipments. The cafe in Scandinavian style serves delicious homemade food.
Dove Cottage was home of William Wordsworth for eight years, where he wrote several acclaimed poems. The house is kept almost as accurate as it was when Wordsworth lived there.
Rydal Mount was another home of Wordsworth after Dove Cottage. The house is now a museum dedicated to Wordsworth, and the surrounding gardens are pleasant to walk around.
St. Oswalds Church is a quaint little church for a quaint little village. Remains of Wordsworth and his wife are buried here and one can visit their graves.
Allan Bank, another home of Wordsworth, is now a well-maintained country house with rooms for reading and other activities. Gardens outside are beautiful and red squirrels are a delight.