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Wordsworth House and Garden

Wordsworth House Main Street, Cockermouth CA13 9RX, England
+44 1900 824805
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well worth a visit

We visited the house on our first day in Cockermouth, when it was raining, so this proved to be a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wisbech Cambs
Time on my own

I started my visit at the coffee shop where I was served an excellent fresh scone and coffee. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Belfast, United Kingdom
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This 18th-century Georgian town house was the birthplace and childhood residence of the English poet William Wordsworth.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Wordsworth House Main Street, Cockermouth CA13 9RX, England
+44 1900 824805
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the house on our first day in Cockermouth, when it was raining, so this proved to be a good day to go to the house. Very interesting and very friendly helpful guides.

Thank RoamersWisbechCambs
Reviewed 1 week ago

I started my visit at the coffee shop where I was served an excellent fresh scone and coffee. The staff apologised that they did not have a coffee machine but I could not have asked for better than the caffetiere of coffee. It was such...More

Thank Deb1302015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would definitely class this visit as stimulating and interesting. I enjoyed the garden tour, hearing about the different herbs and flowers used in Georgian times. Well done to the staff and to The National Trust.

Thank Beverley M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This house was lived in by Wordswroth when he was a child growing up until his parents death. Sadly there were not that many artefacts in it. The house has been restored twice by the National Trust due to flood damage, as the river runs...More

Thank Hunyani
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful Place with the most stunning gardens, the wedding was absolutely beautiful and drinks were served from the old kitchen with access to the walled garden.

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasant, co-operative staff. A nice shop with a local dimension. The house and grounds were interesting and we'll presented. The staff, dressed in period clothes, offered interesting dialogue appropriate to the area of the house they were in. A good visit.

Thank disgruntledman54
Reviewed 1 week ago

The house offers a nice and interesting overview of the early years of William Wordsworth. It is quite interesting to see how Wordsworth passed his first years there

Thank Albert1648
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I revisit every year. As expected, little changes apart from the exhibition space. The volunteers are friendly and helpful. There is always a good cup of tea to be had in the upstairs cafe and there is a lift to the cafe area for those...More

Thank margaret k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful home and gardens. I'd recommend the guide book as it adds so much more to the experience. The staff were all friendly and helpful. The gardens were beautiful, there's a lovely river view from the promenade at the back. Definitely worth a visit...More

Thank Cupcakes1989
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house and garden are displayed to give the impression that the Wordsworth family are still present. A dinner is laid out on the dining room table, a cook works in the kitchen and a roaring fire is in the grate. There are clothes laid...More

Thank 22kathhryn50
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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
10 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).
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