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Dove Cottage

Grasmere LA22 9SH, England
+44 15394 35544
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If you're in Grasmere, you have to 'do' Wordsworth.

Dove Cottage was lived in by the Wordsworth family for about 10 years in the 19th century... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ruffley116
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Greater London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Interesting tour

An interesting tour of the cottage with very informative guide. Small car park on site but across... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Youandi5
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Watford, United Kingdom
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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 an older French woman and then returned to turn English literature on its head with his radical ideas and poems in language that anyone could understand. He moved to Dove Cottage in 1799 and stayed for nine years, writing some of the most famous poetry in the English language, inspired by the landscape and the people he met. Visitors can take guided tours of Dove Cottage, wander in the gardens he designed and planted with his sister and discover his incredible life story in the museum next door (included in admission). Special exhibitions change regularly and family activities are integrated into the experience, with family friendly events during the school holidays.
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Grasmere LA22 9SH, England
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+44 15394 35544
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Dove Cottage was lived in by the Wordsworth family for about 10 years in the 19th century. Wordsworth lived the cottage and arguably wrote his best poetry there. The cottage was home to Wordsworth, his sister Dorothy, his wife Mary, sister in law Sarah, three...More

Thank Ruffley116
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting tour of the cottage with very informative guide. Small car park on site but across the road is a hotel car park for a reasonable price. A short walk to Wordsworth's grave and gardens.

Thank Youandi5
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed looking round Dove Cottage and thought it was well worth the money. We particularly liked the fact that the furniture inside had actually belonged to William and Dorothy Wordsworth. Nice to see the garden that they had treasured too! Would recommend.

Thank Carolanne W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cottage tour is a must for anyone visiting the area it is extremely informative and the cottage itself is restored to its original state . The gardens are planted with flowers and herbs from Wordsworths era . A truly magical experience . The museum...More

Thank Jane R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where William Wordsworth wrote much of his poetry, and easy to see how this area inspired him. The cottage is on the side of a hill

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good insight to the lives of the Wordsworths & the other Lakes Poets. Charming little garden & well preserved interiors. Excellent tour guide provided extensive background information, the 30 minute tour went too quickly. You get a real feel for how they lived & the...More

Thank Priscilla G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For Wordsworth and non-Wordsworth fans, the house has been restored to how they would have had it. The guided tours and informative and interesting and we found it an incredible experience so walk through each room as William Wordsworth once had. The gardens are very...More

Thank cn_tr4veller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice interesting few hours in dove cottage and museum. Worth the money and tour guide was very helpful, little garden was really nice and peaceful.

Thank garfield71
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make a point of going to Dove Cottage to see Wordsworth's house. Guide gave excellent information as we walked around the cottage. went to the museum after seeing the cottage. So pleased we went there.

Thank hellieb66
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We had a good guide and the content was very informative and lots of information to share in answering our questions. The museum is very interesting and one visit is not enough. The day ticket is valid for re entry throughout a full year so...More

Thank Michael P
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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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