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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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  • If you are a fan of Wordsworth, you need to visit Dove Cottage. This was so interesting! We had a great guide, Ruth, who explained the history of the cottage and Wordsworth's family's life there. Ther...  more »
  • The whole experience-from having to knock on the front door to be let in to coal fires burning in all of the rooms - made this visit really memorable and enjoyable. Our guide was brilliant-so knowledg...  more »
  • 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 »
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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.
  • Accidentally while studying at Doshisha University thesis thema is Wordsworth's nature, have graduated to moderate it, appreciate it and at that time Mr. Kodama practical teaching. I met various events attended a school in mountainous areas, hold in awe of nature. After graduating from Wordsworth's grave is finished the Grammar School. From Dove Cottage to the oceans, The Daffodils I wander'd lonely, all mouth playing yet.
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