The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

Follow your nose to the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop and discover the most celebrated gingerbread on the planet. Tucked away in a corner of St. Oswald’s Church in Grasmere, this small shop has been serving up the legendary treats since the mid-19th century. Prior to this the building was the village schoolhouse, where Wordsworth once taught.

Customer buying gingerbread in the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop
Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

Nearby Attractions

Tourist attractions and things to do near The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop include:

Nearby Hotels

Hotels near The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop include:

  • The Wordsworth Hotel (0 miles)
  • Tweedies Bar and Lodge (0.1 miles)
  • The Inn at Grasmere (0.1 miles)
  • Rothay Garden Hotel (0.4 miles)
  • The Daffodil Hotel (0.4 miles)
  • Macdonald Swan Hotel (0.5 miles)
  • Lancrigg (0.8 miles)


Map showing location of The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop.

Map showing location of The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop


The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

Address and postcode
Church Cottage
United Kingdom
LA22 9SW

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Reviews and Additional Information

  1. I had the privilege of living in the Lake District for 5 years and visited The Gingerbread Shop whenever I could. Every visit I always purchased the famous gingerbread and also various products, including a gingerbread spoon holder and various Christmas ornaments. I now live in Norfolk, but dearly miss the Lakes and the nostalgia of going to The Gingerbread Shop. It is a must to visit and I always know I will be going back there sometime in the future.

  2. This is a great little shop, the kind you only find in the villages of the Lake District. The gingerbread IS very tasty and the best. Beware of cheap immitations and go for the best. It’s worth it.


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