Christmas at the Grasmere shop

You’ll find our National Trust shop tucked neatly away on the main street into Grasmere. Browse through our books, greetings cards, gifts, food and Christmas range for a special memento of your trip to the Lake District. In doing so, you’ll be helping to protect this wonderful landscape.

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. Around 1840 it ceased to be an inn and subsequently became the home of Robert Hayes who had a market and nursery garden in the village – the humble beginnings of Hayes Garden Centre. We bought Church stile in 1968.

Keep warm this winter

Light one of our scented candles in seasonal fragrances, such as Warm Gingerbread and Winter Twilight, wrap up in one of our woollen throws and pick up a good book for the ultimate cosy night in front of the fire.  

Local products

From winter woolly Herdwick sheep wool baubles made by our local supplier Keira to 2018 calendars showcasing the best of the Lake District by a local photographer, there are some great gift ideas to take home. 

We also have new ceramic tree decorations from award winning ceramic designer Amanda Mercer. Each piece is handcrafted from fine porcelain in her studio in Cumbria. 

Decorate the house for Christmas 

New for 2017 is our selection of ‘Winter Twilight’ Christmas decorations. Alongside our traditional Christmas options, such as the much loved bristle animals, in soft and wintery colours, you’ll find decorations and ornaments in shades of metallic, rose gold and silver and natural textures. 


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 local knowledge and leaflets, our welcoming staff are here to help you make the most of your time in Grasmere.

Practical purchases

The walkers haven’t been forgotten either; we have a great selection of books, maps and guides to inspire and help you along your way. Our Rangers’ Guide to Grasmere features five classic walking routes on Lakes & Fells.

Thank you for shopping with us – every purchase made in our shop really does make a difference.