is a village, and popular tourist destination, in the centre
of the English Lake District. It takes its name from the adjacent lake, and is
associated with the Lake Poets. The poet William Wordsworth, who lived in
Grasmere for fourteen years, described it as "the loveliest spot that man
hath ever found".
Before 1974, Grasmere lay within the former
county of Westmorland, but today it is part of the county of Cumbria