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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Grasmere LA22 9SH, England
+44 15394 35544
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All reviews guided tour william wordsworth well worth a visit knowledgeable guide adjacent museum knew her stuff fascinating insight small group interesting visit lake district next door english literature excellent tour his life his contemporaries gift shop small museum
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is well worth a visit,the tour guide was exellent(it was small group) so much information about Wordswoth and the cottage is just as it was when the family lived there.The funiture and artifacts are all origanel.The cottage was like stepping back in time 200...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Despite not knowing much about Wordsworth before teh visit, certainly felt informed after. The museum is excellent and you get to piece together teh history of Wordsworth, his life and writing. It is a guide tour and the staff are very knowledgeable. The best part...More

Thank Jo C
Reviewed 3 weeks 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks 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 29 October 2018

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 28 October 2018

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 26 October 2018 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 25 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 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 21 October 2018

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

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Jo F
26 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.