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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. Make Dove Cottage a centerpiece of your Grasmere vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Grasmere attractions site .
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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • William Wordsworth museum and house. If you're a fan of Wordsworth it's worth a visit.
  • The service and attention was ecxellent! Very good fish and chips.
  • Nice gentle introduction to the poet and his life, including family. Worth an hour or two.
  • 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.

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