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Dove Cottage

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William Wordsworth is Britain's best-loved poet. His life was a series of adventures and his early experiences made him into a rebel. Orphaned as a child, he went to University, travelled across Europe during the French Revolution, fell in love with...more
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Grasmere LA22 9SH, England
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All reviews guided tour william wordsworth well worth a visit knowledgeable guide adjacent museum fascinating insight knew her stuff small group interesting visit lake district next door excellent tour english literature his contemporaries his life small museum lovely experience
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A three hundred year old house lived in by Wordsworth when writing his most famous poetry. Little changed since he lived there over two hundred years ago. Very atmospheric on a dull and wet autumn afternoon. Our guide lit some candles in the lounge and...More

Thank JohnR R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots to see. So much history packed into that little cottage. Very knowledgable and helpful staff. Loved the ‘walks to remember’ art installation in the museum.

Thank Elisa C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our trip round Dove Cottage very much and also the way in which the tour guide presented the information. She held our interest and was full of information and amusing anecdotes. A good way to spend a drizzly afternoon. Limited space and tours...More

Thank lilyvictoria59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really intimate tour in a small group brought the cottage, Wordsworth and his life and circle of friends including Coleridge, to life. Fully recommended.

1  Thank re_potts66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in two minds about visiting Dove Cottage as our time in Grasmere was limited and there are other Wordsworth houses in the area. Really pleased we went. This is a small cottage that is much as it would have been in Wordsworth's day....More

2  Thank JH1759
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I toured Dove Cottage again a few weeks ago. The Cottage is in excellent condition and gives insight into Wordsworth's life and poetry. We had an excellent guide who spoke about Wordsworth's life, his home, and his work. Also the Lake District...More

1  Thank sundown_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow ! What lovely surprise. We booked onto the 12.30pm tour and had a tour with 8 other people...a mixture of nationalities. We browsed the museum first which was great. The tour guide met us in Dove cottage and really brought it to life with...More

1  Thank nicoladia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Charming cottage full of Wordsworth and family artefacts. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff who provide an interesting (if somewhat crowded) guided tour of the cottage. Highly recommend a visit to the adjacent museum

1  Thank andyccox
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

William Wordsworth’s home, Dove Cottage, unchallenged since the time he lived there, with his sister and later his family (we are told), inspired him to write many of his most famous poems. Our entrance fees included access to the museum, gardens the cottage and a...More

1  Thank Ayfer O
Reviewed 11 October 2018

A very interesting visit!! Dove cottage gave a good insight as to life in the early 19th century & how Wordsworth went about his writing. The Museum was great too.

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Jo F
25 October 2016|
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Response from WordsworthTrust | Property representative |
Hi Jo, As others have indicated, we don't allow dogs in the Cottage or Museum, but they are welcome in the cafe and there are lots of dog friendly walks around.
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