Taste Grasmere Gingerbread

Ambleside, Cumbria

Stock up on one of the Lake District’s most famous exports.

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No trip to the Lake District is complete without a stop off at the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop to stock up on one of the Lake District’s most famous exports. Loved by celebs and locals alike, the 19th-century recipe for these crumbly gingery slabs of goodness is top secret.

A-list actors such as Renee Zellweger (who visited while filming Miss Potter) and Tom Cruise are both fans of the gingerbread, which was first created by Cumbria local Sarah Nelson in the 1850s. Visitors have been flocking to the tiny shop ever since to get their hands on the gingerbread along with Rum Butter, another Cumbrian delicacy brought into Cumbria’s ports by merchant ships from the West Indies in the late 18th century.


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