Did you know?
'Grizedale' comes from the Norse language meaning 'valley of the pigs' (or wild boar). A gothic-style mansion - Grizedale Hall - once stood at the top of the present day car park. Prisoners of War were held here during WW2. It housed many high ranking German prisoners including Franz von Werra, who escaped from here. Though he was recaptured in 5 days, he eventually made it back to Germany. A film and book were made about his escapes called 'The One That Got Away'.