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2b. Grasmere - Church and Dove Cottage, Cumbria

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See also Allan Bank and Grasmere to Easedale Tarn Walk and Walk around Grasmere lake and Rydal Water

Grasmere is very popular tourist centre and a starting point for many walks

There are lots of places to eat and drink in Grasmere Village

Lake Grasmere near Grasmere Village.

 

Grasmere village in mid-winter

 

The hills to the north-east of Grasmere.

 

Grasmere Lake

 

Some of the cafes look out over the River Rothay

 

The 'Grasmere Tea Gardens' licensed cafe by the river with heated riverside patio and free Wi-Fi

 

The 'Potted Out' Cafe in Grasmere

 

The Dale Lodge Hotel, Grasmere

 

The National Trust gift shop in Grasmere, across from St Oswald's Parish Church.

 

 

Grasmere's Garden Village - garden centre, gift shop, plus cafe

 

Grasmere, St Oswald Church

 

The ancient Parish Church at Grasmere is dedicated to St Oswald.

St Oswald's Church is dedicated to Oswald, Christian king of Northumbria, who is believed to have preached on the site of the church before AD 642. The register of parish priests for St Oswald Church begins in 1254 and parts of the church date from around 1300.

The churchyard of Grasmere Parish Church. Eight of the yew trees in the graveyard were planted by the Wordsworths. This entrance is near the famous original Sarah Nelson's Grasmere Gingerbread shop.

 

The graveyard of St Oswald's Church, Grasmere

 

The Grasmere Gingerbread bakery and shop in Grasmere

 

The River Rothay flowing past the church graveyard in Grasmere

 

On the right, the gravestone of William Wordsworth 1850 and Mary Wordsworth 1859 and on the right the gravestone of their daughter Dora 1847 who was the wife of Edward Quillinan.

 

The gravestones of William Wordsworth 1885 & Fanny Wordsworth 1888, Dorothy Wordsworth 1855 and John Wordsworth brother of William and Dorothy.

 

The road bridge over the River Rothay in Grasmere village by the graveyard of St Oswald's Church.

 

The west tower and south porch of St Oswald's Church and the high pointed archway from the nave into the base of the tower and the bell-ringing ropes.

 

Looking across the River Rothay to St Oswald's Church and graveyard (of the Wordsworths), Grasmere. Interesting tree bark on the right-hand tree by the river


The interior of St Oswald's Church, Grasmere

The nave and chancel of St Oswald's Church, Grasmere, note the old oak beams supporting the roof.

 

St Oswald's Church, Grasmere, is a grand old church and well worth a visit. The large central arches allowed to north aisle to be added and support the wider roof..

 

Inside Grasmere Parish Church dedicated to St Oswald with the ancient ceiling beams.

 

 

The north aisle of St Oswald's Church

 

Details of some of the stained glass windows in St Oswald's Church, Grasmere.

 

 

 

Details of some of the stained glass in St Oswald's

 

Monument to William Wordsworth

 

A few fragments of medieval glass survive in St Oswald's Church, Grasmere.

 

The finely carved wooden pulpit, oak?

 

Memorial to Sir John Richardson and the ancient font and cove in St Oswald

 


Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum

Dove Cottage, Grasmere, the home of the poet William Wordsworth

 

Dove Cottage, Grasmere

A worthwhile visit about the poet William Wordsworth

Library and Research Centre

The guided tours of Dove Cottage is a good start before entering the museum and gallery. The museum and research library are housed in a modern 'traditional' stone building with an attached 'Rotunda' accessed by Wilf's Cafe caters for those requiring refreshments - lovely meals of good food freshly prepared, snacks, tea and coffee etc. Across the road is the Daffodil Hotel and Spa

View from the gangway across to the Rotunda

Daffodil Hotel and Spa, Grasmere

Dove Cottage tearooms & bistro, Grasmere

Great food and atmosphere

 

Goodbye Grasmere and thanks kids for the primary school art display by the 'car-park' aka school playground. The art is clearly influenced by the surroundings, and, is this painting to the point of abstraction? as is the work of the northern artist Peter Hicks?

 

See also Allan Bank and Grasmere to Easedale Tarn Walk and Walk around Grasmere lake and Rydal Water

 

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