Grasmere Shops: Full of Independent Charm

Grasmere offers visitors an abundance of speciality shops, including crafts, gifts, deli’s, bookshops, coffee shops, outdoor specialists and art galleries. Perhaps the most famous is Sarah Nelson’s Gingerbread Shop, which is situated at the heart of the village and has been producing gingerbread to Sarah Nelson’s original recipe since the nineteenth century.

Other popular shops include the Heaton Cooper Art Gallery, the Lakes Crafts and Antiques Centre, and Barney’s Newsbox – one of the best shops in the lakes for maps, jigsaws and magazines – just along the road from Rothay Garden.  Grasmere Garden Centre is also worth a visit. 

For a great selection of the best shops in Grasmere, from arts to edibles, as recommended by our staff, read our special blog entry on Shopping in Grasmere.

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