YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

Easedale Road, Grasmere, Cumbria LA22 9QG


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.

Why Groups love YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

Bolt-ons available here

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

"Excellent" - 91%

Customer satisfaction based on 149 scores

Bed and breakfast, per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 80

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.

Find out more about Learning Outside the Classroom.

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Packages available at YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe does not currently offer packages.

Bolt-ons available at YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

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.


  • Abseiling
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Coasteering
  • Ghyll scramble
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain walk

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Per person (ex VAT)

YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe does not currently offer bolt-ons.

Personal service

Smaller venues offering a personable service.

Self-led options

Amazing bases for self-led options

Organised packages

Organised residential packages available 

Flexible approach

Totally flexible approach to your residential


A genuine sense of place and location

Experiential learning

Experiential learning opportunities

LOtC accredited sites

70+ LOtC accredited sites

Teachers participation

Teachers encouraged to participate in all activities, helping to enhance teacher-pupil relations



  • 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


  • Car parking
  • Minibus parking
  • Nearby parking

Food & drink:

  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Teaching facilities:

  • Classroom(s)
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire

How to get here

Easedale Road, Grasmere, Cumbria LA22 9QG

By car and coach:
If you are driving from the north, we recommend leaving the M6 at junction 36, 37 or 38. From the Grasmere bus stops, take Easedale Road. Continue for 200m to the hostel driveway on the right. Luggage can be dropped off at the main entrance, but cars must park at the beginning of the driveway. Additional parking is available in the village.

By bus:
If you are traveling by bus, there is a shuttle bus running between Keswick and Grasmere. You can then change to the regular 555 or 599 service which run through the village.

OS Map: 90
OS Grid Ref: NY336077
Latitude: 54.4622
Longitude: -3.024655
YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe