Ambleside
Grasmere
Grasmere The Essential
The village would be beautiful even if Wordsworth had never existed. His family lived here between 1799 and 1850, in two different houses, named Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount. Wordsworth, various members of his family and Coleridge's son, David Hartley are buried in the churchyard of the 13C St Oswald's Church.