Located on a lake of the same name, Grasmere is probably the Cumbria's most popular village, thanks to William Wordsworth who has lived and died here. Most of the buildings date from the 19th or early 20th Century, though the farms around Grasmere are much older. The Church dates from the 13th Century. The Lake offers superb views, especially early morning in the summer, with the mist rising. Rowing boats are available for hire. There is a little island in the middle of the Lake.