Titteringdales Country House, Grasmere Details


Grasmere is often referred to as " The Jewel In The Crown " of The Lake District National Park and once you visit Grasmere you will understand why. Surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in The Lake District, it is easy to understand what attracted the likes of William Wordsworth and other famous poets, artists, and writers. Grasmere is an old England word meaning 'lake with grassy shores'. The village began to take form as early as 1203 when a settlement and a church were first recorded, and three hundred years later was to be a hive of activity with over a dozen fulling mills preparing cloth woven from local wool. Paths known as pack horse trails spread out from Grasmere taking fleeces and cloth to markets at Keswick, Penrith and Kendal via Ambleside using the road past Dove Cottage and on to White Moss Common. The road was known locally as the coffin trail as it was used to ferry the deceased from Rydal to Grasmere church.