Located in the heart of the Lake District

The town of Grasmere lies in the county of Cumbria, England in the heart of the Lake District on the shores of Lake Grasmere.

Whether you’re a fan of the Lake Poets, a hillwalker or an angler, you’ll want to find the best deals on hotels and b&b’s before booking your holiday in Grasmere. Take a look at our five simple tips, and get that cheap bed and breakfast, guest house or hotel room at the best price.

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5 tips to help you get the best deal

accommodation#1. Be flexible

Hotels and b&b guest houses in popular areas are likely to be busier at certain times. Grasmere is one of the most famous destinations in the Lake District and the town was described by William Wordsworth as “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found”. Many visitors agree and accommodation prices rise at peak times.

Try to avoid the last week of July and the first week in August when British people traditionally take their summer break. School holidays, Easter, and the May and August bank holiday weekends are also busy. You’ll get the best rates on hotels if you look at other times of the year.

#2. Be even more flexible

The town is a great choice for short breaks too and lots of people book hotels for romantic weekends filled with walks on the shores of Lake Grasmere, the nearby lake that the town takes its name from. Why not consider visiting during the week. If you have holidays due from work, book a b&b and surprise your family or friends with a mid-week trip.

#3. Look a little further afield

Rooms in the centre of town can be very expensive, whatever time of year or whichever days you choose. Why not combine your visit to the Lake District with a stay in the city? Book accommodation in Carlisle and drive to Grasmere for the day.

Alternatively, search for a bed and breakfast in Lancaster or Keswick and you’ll find rooms at lower rates. Both towns are on the local bus route (55) so a cheap bed and breakfast in either is a convenient base from which to explore Cumbria and the Lakes.

#4. Book in advance

Often, hotels give substantial discounts when you book in advance. If you have your heart set on an Easter or summer stay, organise your accommodation as quickly as you can. The more months between your planned departure date and reservation, the more you’re likely to save on the cost of rooms.

#5. Last minute deals

The same applies to last minute deals and offers. You’ll find that a luxury Lakeside hotel is incredibly cheap if you’re prepared to go the next day. If you prefer a cosy b&b near the centre of the village, you’ll also find that proprietors are prepared to lower their rates to fill up those empty rooms.

While cheap rooms can’t be guaranteed, many establishments have last minute cancellations from time to time, so it’s always worth, especially if you have a specific bed and breakfast in mind.

Nearby Attractions and Sights

St. Oswald’s Church

(in town center)

Lovely little Church, named after St Oswald, which was a 7th Century Christian King of Northumberland. Also have a look at the Wordsworth family graves in the churchyard.

Dove Cottage

(Town End, Ambleside LA22 9SH, United Kingdom)

Home of the poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy Wordsworth. The museum beside Dove Cottage is pretty good and interesting with lots of history and relevant stuff. The guided tour is very interesting.

Easedale Tarn

(Easedale, England UK)

A tarn located 2 miles west of the village. Easdale Tarn is a must for all walkers. The walk to the tarn offers some stunning views and waterfalls.

The Gingerbread Shop (Sarah Nelson’s)

(Church Cottage, Grasmere LA22 9SW, Cumbria England)

17th century cottage located at the corner of the churchyard of St. Oswald’s Church. Nowadays it’s still a charming and quaint shop in the picturesque village. Sarah Nelsons Gingerbread shop is well worth a visit.