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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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  • A fascinating tour around the house with a well informed guide who was happy to answer all questions. Quirky items and the stories told by the guide made the house come to life. Wordsworth's suitcase ...  more »
  • It has been many years since we visited Dove Cottage, in that time the experience has improved enornously. The guided tour of the cottage was well presented - informative and friendly. The Museum was ...  more »
  • Lovely small property. Visited in an extremely cold winters day and the roaring coal fires made the visit more evocative. The house has a number of personal items of William Wordsworth and his sister ...  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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