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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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  • August 21, 2017
    Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a great tour of the cottage. That made a significant difference to our experience. The museum is interesting if you are a Wordsworth fan.  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    The old house of poet William Wordsworth is essential when getting to know the Lakes and understanding the history of this area. Lovely old cottage with lots of character and nice details. Great garde...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Visits inside the cottage itself are by guided tour only - fortunately this is a really great tour that really brings the Wordsworth story to life. Following this up with the museum was great - lots o...  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!

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