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Dove Cottage, Grasmere

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Discover where William Wordsworth lived and wrote some of the greatest poetry in the English language. Step inside Dove Cottage, where little has changed since the Wordsworths resided there, and imagine their day-to-day lives. Wander through the garden--restored to reflect the way the Wordsworths kept it--that so inspired the poet. Take a guided tour for extra insights into life at the cottage. Children can participate in hands-on learning games in the family activity room. Head next door to the Wordsworth museum, where you will find the greatest collection of the Wordsworths’ poems, letters, and journals in the world. Work out when and for how long to visit Dove Cottage and other Grasmere attractions using our handy Grasmere travel itinerary planner.
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  • Been meaning to go here for a while and happened to be in the area. Got in just before one of the guided tours which was very informative and interesting. The house and garden are relatively small but...  more »
  • I enjoy Wordsworth's poetry and found this visit very interesting. Our guide, Al, was excellent and we learnt a lot about Wordsworth and his relationships with his family, de Quincy and Coleridge, but...  more »
  • Dove Cottage was the first home of the poet William Wordsworth. If you're in Grasmere,this is a 'must'. Smoke was billowing out of the chimney as we approached, and somehow one could imagine that the ...  more »
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  • Enjoyed the tour very much. The gardens are lovely also and the museum is worth a visit.
  • " A home within a home.... our love within a love" William Wordsworth described his beloved Dove cottage in Grasmere, Lake district, UK. he set up home here in 1799 with his sister Dorothy. in 1802 Wordsworth married Mary hutchinson who also lived here. Today the Wordworth Trust owns and cares for dove cottage and a museum, which are open for visitors. this place and beautiful grasmere is worth visiting.
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