The Lake District is a beautiful place and you will be spoilt for places to visit during your stay at Whitbarrow Hotel. When we head out for a relaxing day with breathtaking scenery we head to Grasmere and Rydal Water… here are a few of our favourite things to do in Wordsworth’s home.
- Rydal Mount and Gardens
Wordsworth’s final family home where he lived from 1813 until his death in 1850 lies between Ambleside and Grasmere, Rydal Mount enjoys glorious views of Windermere, Rydal Water and the surrounding fells. The house is still in the Wordsworth family meaning the house and gardens give a fantastic, authentic insight in to the life of one of England’s most loved poets. The house features some of the family’s most prized possessions and portraits whilst the stunning gardens continue to be landscaped in Wordsworth’s unique style.
2. Loughrigg Fell and Rydal Cave
Starting on the north side of Loughrigg Fell at White Moss means that this nice 3 mile walk to the summit takes you via Rydal Cave, famous in the area for the high quality slate quarried here during the 19th century. With stepping stones at the mouth of the cave you can peak inside without getting your feet wet before continuing up to the peak of Loughrigg Fell. From there the descent takes you along Loughrigg Terrace giving fantastic views across Grasmere. This may be one of the shorter walks with a lower peak than other fells in the area but it is certainly worth the trip!
3. Faeryland Tearoom and Boat Hire
Between Grasmere and Langdale you will find this magical tearoom, located right on the shore of Grasmere Lake. The picturesque tearoom showcases some of the most beautiful gardens around and provides the perfect place to stop, relax and take in the stunning views with a loose leaf tea or ice cream in hand. Fancy getting a bit closer to the action? Hire one of the many rowing boats and explore Grasmere Lake at your own pace.
There is so much to see and do in this beautiful area (it certainly isn’t hard to see why Wordsworth made it his home) so Whitbarrow Hotel have put together an offer aimed directly at showcasing the wonders of Grasmere and Rydal Water. There is no time to waste though, this special offer is only available until 5th August! Book here now and make the most of your summer in the Lake District!
Ps… Don’t forget to pick up some of the Award Winning Grasmere Gingerbread for the journey home!