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Wordsworth House and Garden

Wordsworth House Main Street, Cockermouth CA13 9RX, England
+44 1900 824805
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Well presented house in Main Street. Interesting audio tour of house, also have special exhibitions... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Great NT property visit

Enjoyable trip to a NT property. Interesting perspective on Georgian life inWordsworth' time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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Wordsworth House Main Street, Cockermouth CA13 9RX, England
+44 1900 824805
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well presented house in Main Street. Interesting audio tour of house, also have special exhibitions to add to the experience. The cafe serves lovely cakes and very light lunches (not enough for the really hungry).

Thank walkerhb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyable trip to a NT property. Interesting perspective on Georgian life inWordsworth' time. Helpful staff.

Thank John_D61_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely warm house with a good feel to it. Plenty of information about William Wordsworth's early life and interesting to talk with the knowledgeable volunteers. The exhibition on when we visited (9 May) is curated by Robert McFarlane with photos taken by his parents....More

Thank CatCymru6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Living locally and being NT members we often call in to Wordsworth and take friends who visit. Nice to go at different times of the year to see the changes in the garden. Staff are in period dress and are very knowledgeable

1  Thank LSJFB18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A most enjoyable visit. The staff were so knowldgeable about the building, it's contents and the links to Wordsworth. The gardens were a delight to visit. There is a walled vegetable and fruit garden planted with heritage varieties. The plants are labelled and dates recorded...More

Thank Pam B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely house and gardens. Lots of charcter, facts, figures and rich history. The staff were very kind, helpful and welcoming and well worth a visit with the entire family.

Thank wrightjw1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I spent a very pleasant hour here today - the audio guide is excellent and good value at just £1.50. It gives great colour to your visit. The house itself is excellently presented and the gardens are beautiful.

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never visited this National Trust property and would recommend any Wordsworth fans to take a visit. The house is child friendly, has a tea room and shop. Parking is a pay car park across the river behind the property. £1 for three hours....More

1  Thank glowie58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right on the high street this is a fascinating old house where Wordsworth spent his childhood. Although a grand house in is time , this was a tied house due to Wordsworth fathers job as Agent where the owners entertained so perhaps the Wordsworth family...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This house has a really interesting story to tell of Wordsworth's early life - which I knew nothing of, despite being an English graduate! An idyllic childhood here, was interrupted by family deaths, and must have affected him and his sister, Dorothy. To learn this,...More

Thank bajelf
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Hello, How long should we allow for a visit to the House and Garden. Thank you,
6 August 2016|
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Response from lorrainem134 | Reviewed this property |
I would say an hour should do it but Cockermouth is an interesting town and you may be also like to visit J B Banks an ironmongers with lots of there old stock laid out like a museum see trip advisor for other people's views
Pauline L
What are the opening times of Wordsworth house we are hopeing to visit sometime next week
9 April 2016|
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Response from WordsworthHouse | Property representative |
Wordsworth House is open Saturday to Thursday, 11am to 5pm (last entry at 4pm). We are generally closed on Fridays. The café and visitor welcome are open from 10.30am until 5pm (last orders in the café at 4.30pm).
Could anybody tell me if dogs are allowed to this attraction? Thanks in advance.
9 September 2015|
Response from JAMMF_12 |
Unfortunately, dogs (other than the assistance variety) visiting Wordsworth House can’t join their human companions indoors, because of the precious objects, or in the back garden, as we use some of the produce in our café... More