Grasmere & Surrounding Area
When you visit Oak Bank Hotel you have a definite advantage over certain other places in the Lakes.
Grasmere Village, being the central location that it is, means that you have everything in the Lake District within easy reach.
Keswick is a leisurely twenty-minute drive away through spectacular countryside - Ambleside lies to the south and is an ideal pause in your journey down to Windermere, through similarly impressive scenery.
Grasmere enjoys a certain tranquillity compared to the busy towns surrounding it and the word "busy" in Grasmere does not mean the same kind of busy you might find in Ambleside, Bowness or Keswick.
On venturing out of the hotel, a short walk finds you at the historically significant site of William Wordsworth's grave situated within the grounds of St. Oswald’s Church with the Wordsworth Daffodil Garden close by. You can also visit Dove Cottage, his former home.
We also have arguably the best known gingerbread shop in the country just a few minutes stroll from the hotel.
The village also boasts several outdoors equipment shops, art galleries, a garden centre, coffee shops for those essential top-up breaks and the open-topped Lakeland Tour Bus stops by every 20 minutes...
A little further afield and you have Hadrian's Wall, Carlisle, Brougham and Muncaster castles (with its World Owl Centre and Himalayan Gardens), Furness Abbey, Lanercost Priory and Grizedale Forest.
You can also go boating, fishing, hiking, golfing, bird watching and, well, you get the idea...
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