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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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  • 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 vali...  more »
  • You will want to spend a lot of time here. The guided tour of the cottage itself was fabulous and very detailed. The garden was lovely too but unfortunately there was torrential rain so it wasnt quite...  more »
  • The entry into Dove Cottage is timed which is perfect as it is quite a small place. We were met by a guide who took our group around and explained the history of the cottage and how the Wordsworth fam...  more »
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  • Great place to visit if you find yourself in Grasmere wandering lonely as a cloud!
  • Museum, house & small garden, £8.95 per adult. If you're interested in Surgery Wordsworth then can spend enjoyable couple of hours. Can return at no cost within a year.
  • If you want to know about Wordsworth this is the place - a must for every fan!
  • Really nice cottage with loads of room and a pool table.
  • Probably worth a visit but was closed when I broke down here!