Wordsworth House and Garden, Cockermouth

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  • Fully enjoyed visiting Wordsworth House a good day out and the gardens are nice as well to walk round , there is a shop and a cafe upstairs and a lift is available there are toilets as well . Parking ...  more »
  • We enjoyed our visit to the house that Wordsworth was born in. Set up as though the family had just gone out but would be back soon  more »
  • An interesting visit to William Wordsworth's childhood home. This is a large town house on three levels now owned by the National Trust.. A lift links the first two floors and the small , but excellen...  more »
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  • I really enjoyed visiting Wordsworth House. It's not a big place by National Trust standards but there are a number of things to see. Firstly there is the history of the Wordsworth family. Not just William but his brothers and sister and children too. Then there is the house itself which gives you an idea of what life was like in those days, especially in the kitchen where they often prepare period recipes (sometimes you can have a taste). There is also an exhibition on how the national trust came to be and how it changed how we see the landscape. Finally, and this my favourite part, comes the garden where they grow fruit and vegetables and is a really tranquil place to sit despite being close to the town centre.
  • Great place with kids. My daughter loved that they cook authentic food on the spot. Well worth a visit.
  • An interesting and varied house with display and hands on rooms. Well worth a visit.
  • Interesting to see the house as it would have been when Wordsworth lived there. Staff in period costume happy to answer questions. Museums usually say "don't touch" but here we were invited to play the harpsichord. Wonderful experience.
  • This place gives you the feeling of history as the furniture was all from the correct period. Actually, the bureau in the front room was the actual one which belonged to Wiilliam. The garden is large and full of a variety of fruit and veg, which is a credit to the gardeners there. There was a tour guide taking people through the house and we listened in on one room and he seemed very knowledgeable. There was even a harpsicord in the drawing room, which you are allowed to play if you wish to and I was very tempted, maybe next time!... If you like this sort of thing then please visit and enjoy everything there is on offer here, you won't regret it.
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