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Best Places to Shop in Grasmere

“There's plenty to find in Grasmere!”

It doesn’t matter whether you’re here for the day, a week or even a couple of weeks - when visiting another place or going on holiday, chances are you will still want to shop and browse around the local shops or stall for souvenirs or things that will make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable.

Grasmere is no different, and there’s plenty of shops to have a look around which can help with a variety of needs of a traveller or holiday maker.

Outdoor Specialists in Grasmere

outdoor walking boots

As Grasmere is very much a hotspot for walkers and those looking to get out and about in the rural Lakes, there are a few outdoor specialist shops that are available to help with any needs you may have.


With 45 years of outdoor experience, you don’t get much better than Cunninghams for all your walking, hiking and general outdoor exploration needs. Originally based in Ambleside, the Cunningham’s brand now has five stores across the UK, including Grasmere.

They’re there for all your outdoor needs, including womenswear, menswear, kidswear, rucksacks and bags, footwear and equipment which will make your outdoor pursuits much easier and enjoyable.

They stock the best-known outdoor brands, too, so it’s perfect for those outdoor enthusiasts who may be looking for the best gear during their stay. These brands include Darn Tough, Deuter, Jack Wolfskin, Paramo, Rab, Scarpa, Sealskinz, Sprayway and Terra Peak.

You can find Cunninghams at Broadgate House, Grasmere, LA22 9TA

Hawkshead at Grasmere Courtyard

Another outdoor specialist that has it’s roots firmly set in the Lakes is Hawkshead. The brand originally came about in the Cumbrian village of Hawkshead, but now has stores up and down the country.

The benefit of choosing brands who have been created and built in the Lake District is that they know exactly what walkers, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts need to enjoy the challenges that the Lakes terrain can throw at them.

Hawkshead has a wide range of supplies, from outdoor wear for men, women and children, to camping supplies, footwear and outdoor accessories.

You can find Hawkshead at Stock Lane, Grasmere, LA22 9SJ

Mountain Hi

As a smaller, local outdoor shop, Mountain Hi has staff with brilliant knowledge of the local area, and a range of brands and outdoor solutions which have proven to be helpful for the area.

From sunhats to walking jackets and rucksacks to hiking equipment, there’s plenty to choose from despite the local nature of the store.

The staff are knowledgeable and always willing to give you a helping hand, which is ideal for those beginners who may be wanting to tackle some of the Wainwright Walks that snake through the Grasmere fells.

You can find Mountain Hi at College Street, Grasmere, LA22 9SZ

Gift Shops in Grasmere

gift shops grasmere

Looking for a souvenir from your stay in Grasmere? There are plenty of shops to take a look at in the area with local gifts to take home with you!

Grasmere Weavers

Doubling up as the home of the Grasmere Post Office, Grasmere Weavers really is a celebration of all things Grasmere and Cumbria as a whole. With gifts and homeware which take inspiration from the beautiful Lake District, there’s a little something for everybody.

Whether you’re looking for rugs, candles, clothing, accessories, local art pieces or more, there’s a wide choice of items to choose from in this small, locally-run store. You can even pick up local maps and books to help you navigate around the area.

You can find Grasmere Weavers at The Old Coach House, Stock Lane, Grasmere, LA22 9SJ


Herdy is one of the most iconic Lake District brands that has spread its wings globally and can now be found all over the world.

Their love and adoration for the Herdwick sheep that roam around the countryside and fells is plain to see, as their products are all based around these wonderful animals - and all the wool comes from sustainable locals sources!

They love keeping things local, and in 2010, the flagship shop opened right here in Grasmere, making it the original home of the Herdy brand.

From woollen jumpers, home decor and other clothing, to flasks, bags, gifts and craft items, you’re sure to find something in Herdy for your needs.

What’s more, they have the Herdyfund, which gives back to the local area to support upland fell farming and local farmers, so you can do your bit to help while you visit, too!

You can find Herdy at College Street, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SZ

The Âttic

For a mix of home ideas and gifts for all the family, the âttic has it all. Priding themselves on evoking nostalgia through their products, and has taken inspiration from the local area, as well as from around Europe.

There’s a huge focus on craftsmanship and attention to detail, so you can be sure every item has been created with care.

From tableware to mugs and other homeware, there’s also the option to purchase personalised items to give that extra special touch.

If you’re looking to take a trip down memory lane, be sure to take a peek in the âttic -  you never know what you may find!

You can find the Âttic at Broadgate, Grasmere, LA22 9SX

Art Shops in Grasmere

art frames stacked in a shop

The Lakes is known for inspiring people in many different ways - and most famously touching the heart of William Wordsworth, who eventually made Grasmere his home. WIll you get inspired to take a little of the Lakes home, too?

Lakes Art

For those who love art and the Lake District, we definitely recommend stopping in and seeing what prints and art pieces you can pick up from Lakes Art.

It’s hard not to be inspired by the beautiful, natural landscapes and wildlife that call the Lakes home, and here you will be able to see original pieces by over 30 artists - some local, and some who have chosen the Lakes as their centerpiece for their art.

From photographs to coin jewellery, bronze art and slate art - there is so much to choose from - what will you take home?

You can find Lakes Art at Broadgate, Grasmere, LA22 9TA

The Lakes Crafts and Antique Gallery

The Lakes Crafts and Antique Gallery celebrates the creative inspiration of the Lake District in many differnt ways - from way back when to present day.

As you walk in, you’ll see a wide range of items and gifts such as jams, relishes, toys, books and jewellery. There are also pre-loved items which are just waiting for a new home!

This shop is very much an Aladdin’s cave - full of surprises and treasures.

You can find The Lakes Crafts and Antique Gallery at 3 Oak Bank, Broadgate, Grasmere, Cumbria LA22 9TA

For a small place, Grasmere does have a lot to offer - not just in the surrounding fells, but right here in the village too.

If you’re planning a stay in the area and would love to have a comfortable base with everything you need for a restful, relaxing getaway - and somewhere to rest you feet aftere a long day of shopping - don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at the Daffodil Hotel and Spa. We’re here to cater to your every need!


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