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Dove Cottage, Grasmere

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Historic Site
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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  • This beautiful little house where Wordsworth and his sister lived is well worth a visit. The house is on two floors so not suitable for all abilities, and the gardens are lovely but again there are a ...  more »
  • You buy the ticket in the shop next to the house, which also includes a visit to the Wordsworth museum. The gentleman serving us was ever so helpful, as my wife who is partially sighted, gave me free ...  more »
  • I had visited Dove Cottage at school many years ago but now there is the Wordsworth museum included. This is not included on the National Trust membership but it is only around £8 and it is extremely ...  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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