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Dove Cottage, Grasmere

Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
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 tour of dove cottage with Megan who was very good She made the tour interesting and added in some humour Worth a visit 
  • The excellent tour guide made the visit. She was very passionate and knowledgable. I wish they had this system at Hill Top. The NT need to check out how others do things. The museum was lovely also. 1...  read more »
  • I found the guided tour left me with a picture of life in Wordsworth's day as being simple comforts and lots of exercise! The cottage is small, but not tiny, with low ceilings and some rooms were very...  read more »
  • 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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