What's on inGrasmere

Welcome to Grasmere

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Grasmere - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Grasmere to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Grasmere

Grasmere Gallop, 5.7k, 10k, 17k, Marathon, Cumbria
Grasmere Sports Field

New for 2021 Grasmere Gallop has teamed up with the OMM Festival for an epic outdoor weekend The weekend will have events to suit every age & ability from 5.7km 10km 17km & 42km fully waymarked trail races 10km Nordic walk challenge…

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Tourist Attractions

Beatrix Potter Gallery

The exhibition of original sketches and watercolours painted by Beatrix Potter for her children's stories changes annually. Also on display are artefacts and information relating to her life and work beyond the 'Tales'. The 17th‐century building, the model for Tabitha Twitchit's shop, was once the office…

Steam Yacht Gondola

The original steam yacht Gondola was first launched in 1859 and now, completely rebuilt by the Trust, gives passengers the chance to sail in her sumptuous, upholstered saloons. This is the perfect way to view Coniston's spectacular scenery. Gondola is a re‐built elegant coal ‐ fired…

The World Of Beatrix Potter

Would you like to meet Peter Rabbit and all his friends in the magical World of Beatrix PotterWell, it's just a hop, skip and a jump to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, the only Beatrix Potter themed attraction in Europe, where you can visit Peter Rabbit, Jemima…

Windermere Steamboat Centre

For a great day out visit the Windermere Steamboats & Museum situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Windermere. Windermere Steamboats & Museum offers:A unique and historic collection of Steam and Motor Boats Steam Launch Trips Shop and Refreshments Swallows and Amazons Exhibition Model Boats boat pond…


Largely 17th‐century, the solid stone and slate house is an exceptional survival. It belonged to a wealthy 'statesman' farming family and contains carved woodwork, books, papers, furniture and fascinating domestic implements from the past, largely accumulated by the Browne family who lived here from 1626 to 1943.…

Hill Top

Many of the enchanting illustrations for Beatrix Potter's little tales were inspired by Hill Top. It remains as she left it and in each room can be found something that appears in one of her books. The cottage garden contains the same pleasing mix of flowers,…

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