About YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

Bolt-ons available here

Goldmine for culture with Wordsworth's Dove Cottage on the doorstep

From the cultural goldmine of Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage to stunning walking routes right from the doorstep, YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe is perfect for exploring Lake District attractions. This beautiful Victorian mansion has views of the nearby fells so it’s an inspiring choice for geography students or activity groups. Relax in our garden or use our well-equipped meeting room for studying or a conference.

YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe offers all the facilities you need for a comfortable stay with your group including free Wi-Fi to stay connected. There’s a widescreen TV, two lounges for socialising, a play area and a licensed bar for relaxing in the evenings. We can also do group catering for all meals of the day.

The pretty village of Grasmere is home to a world-famous gingerbread shop (a must-visit for groups) and the grave of William Wordsworth himself. Adrenaline-junkies will find exciting mountain biking nearby, and the hostel has excellent facilities for looking after your cycling gear. You could go wild swimming in Grasmere Lake or Rydal Water – or just study it as part of a biology field trip.


  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Laundry
  • Drying room
  • Camping and cabins
  • Board games
  • Communal TV
  • Cycle store
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • On-site shop
  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Car parking
  • Good public transport links
  • Minibus parking
  • Nearby parking
  • Classroom(s)
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire

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Excellent value food options are also available for lunch and dinner at this hostel.

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"Excellent" - 91%

Customer Satisfaction based on 149 scores

4 Stars
Visit England accredited

Learning Outside the Classroom

YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a
Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our Youth Hostels
across England and Wales.

For more information about the Learning Outside the Classroom Awards,
please visit the Learning Outside the Classroom website.

LOtC Awarded

YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe has been given the LOtC award.

LOtC Award


YHA Grasmere

The staff were amazing,

Crompton Primary School
YHA Grasmere

Good rapport and flexibility so easy to resolve any issues.

Lutterworth Grammar
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Optional Bolt-on activities at YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

Perfect for groups looking to fill free time, our bolt-on activities can easily be added on to your YHA stay.  Available as half-day and full-day options, we offer an exciting range of activities that are designed to entertain and engage pupils of all ages and abilities.

Grasmere Adventure

Adventure bolt-on

Activities for outdoor adventurers

Packed with opportunities to try almost every outdoor activity you can think of, this bolt-on option is great for outdoor adventurers and adrenaline lovers.


  • Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Coasteering
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Ghyll scramble
  • Mountain walk
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54.4622, -3.024655

YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

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