“Charming and well-located 300-year-old inn” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
The Swan at Grasmere is ideally located for touring the whole of the Lakes and benefits from it own off road car parking. Bedrooms are spacious when compared to other Inns and public areas are warm and welcoming. Gardens to the side allow the guest to make the most of the location with fine views down into Grasmere but also of the surrounding fells especially Helm Crag. This property has been dispensing fine hospitality for hundreds of years and is even mentioned by Wordsworth in his poem The Waggoner. The Swan is a dog friendly Inn with designated bedrooms allocated for dogs who bring there well behaved owners.
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About the area
Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.
Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.
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