Eating & shopping
Drop in and discover
We’ve got great locally sourced gifts: our range includes Herdwick rugs, Hawkshead relish and cute 'Herdwick Sheeps'. Walkers haven’t been forgotten either - we have a great selection of local books, maps and guides to inspire and help you along your way. All items sold help the National Trust protect and conserve our countryside and heritage, making your purchase all the more worthwhile.
When it comes to getting outdoors and having fun, we really do know what we’re talking about. From the simple things like a quick check of the mountain weather forecast to fully downloadable walks and local knowledge, our touch screens, leaflets and welcoming staff are here to help you make the most of your time in Grasmere.
Church Stile is a grade II listed building and one of the few 17th-century secular buildings still standing in Grasmere. During the 18th-century it was an inn which occasionally housed William Wordsworth. It ceased to be an inn c.1840 and was subsequently home to Robert Hayes who had a market garden here - the humble beginnings of Hayes Garden Centre. The Trust bought Church Stile in 1968.
Did you know that the National Trust owns and cares for 25% of the Lake District National Park? Drop in and join the National Trust, in just a few minutes you can leave with your membership pack and start enjoying the benefits straight away.
To find out more about National Trust Membership click here...