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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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  • A charming cottage to visit. You can wait inside slightly before the tour begins. Professional staff who knew a great deal about Wordsworth without becoming arogant. Take care in the garden oif wet.  more »
  • i was in grasmere last week and visited william wordsworths grave in the local churchyard before going to dove cottage. well worth a visit  more »
  • We were there early mid week and were allowed to enter the cottage on the tour a few minutes before the opening. The tour was a lovely experience and we gained great insight into life in those days - ...  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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