Lake District & the Village of Grasmere


We traveled through the Lake District, a region that inspired the famed children’s author
Beatrix Potter. We stopped in the village of Grasmere and saw the Grasmere Gingerbread
Shop. We were given a sample of this traditional spicy-sweet treat, first made 165
years ago.

The Lake District is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous for its lakes, forests, mountains, and its associations with William Wordsworth and other Lake Poets and Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin.

The beauty of this area inspired the writings of Beatrix Potter.

Grasmere is a village in Cumbria, England, in the center of the Lake District, named after its adjacent lake. It has links with the Lake Poets: William and Dorothy Wordsworth lived in Grasmere for 14 years and called it “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found.” William Wordsworth’s and his family’s graves are located in the Grasmere Parish Church graveyard. (Wikipedia)

Victorian cook Sarah Nelson invented Grasmere Gingerbread in 1854 in the English Lake District village from where it gets its name.

It is a unique, spicy-sweet cross between a biscuit and cake, its reputation quickly spread, and it is now enjoyed by food lovers worldwide.

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