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Dove Cottage

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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William Wordsworth is Britain's best-loved poet. His life was a series of adventures and his early experiences made him into a rebel. Orphaned as a child, he went to University, travelled across Europe during the French Revolution, fell in love with...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Grasmere LA22 9SH, England
+44 15394 35544
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All reviews guided tour william wordsworth well worth a visit knowledgeable guide knew her stuff next door interesting visit small group lake district excellent tour english literature his contemporaries his life small museum lovely experience step back in time his friends
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

William Wordsworth’s home, Dove Cottage, unchallenged since the time he lived there, with his sister and later his family (we are told), inspired him to write many of his most famous poems. Our entrance fees included access to the museum, gardens the cottage and a...More

Thank Ayfer O
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting visit!! Dove cottage gave a good insight as to life in the early 19th century & how Wordsworth went about his writing. The Museum was great too.

Thank ovalball13
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cottage is very beautiful and full of artefacts linked with William and his wife mary and sister Dorothy. One of the drawbacks of mass tourism is that you have to visit on timed tickets and join a guided tour. The rooms are small and...More

Thank Robertscargill
Reviewed 1 week ago

Learned so much at the former residence of the Wordsworth family. The guided tour was fabulous. A bit dark when first going into the property but eyes adjusted quickly. Quirky house and lovely to stand of floorboards that were original to the property. There are...More

Thank solot591
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting is by guided tour and we found the experience fantastic. Our guide was both knowledgeable and passionate about the history of the cottage and Wordsworth himself as well as his family. Visiting this small cottage was a wonderful experience. Easy to get to by...More

Thank RichMaddy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had visited the cottage in Nether Stowey where Coleridge lived near Wordsworth before they moved here to the Lakes District. Our visit here added to the story in a very satisfying way. Dove Cottage is a fascinating small cottage and the guided tour brings...More

Thank Bartonbears
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Raining again! So what to do? We set off for Grasmere, and decided to visit Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum. The combined entry charge for both attractions was £8.95 - no discounts for seniors, National Trust, or English Heritage members! The Wordsworth Trust look...More

Thank Rocko1947
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a must for my husband with a PhD in English literature and a familiarity with Wordsworth and Coleridge, but the other 3 in our party are not and we learned a lot about the history of the area, life in their times, and...More

Thank cmk15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely guided tour through the cottage.... it isnt big but there were loads of people living in it, and the tour guide really made it interesting and had a lot of information to impart about William and Dorothy. On booking, you are given a time...More

Thank ZaksAngel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dove Cottage is a place with literary associations , specially linked to the poet William Wordsworth who spent quite some time in the English Lake District and wrote some of his most famous poems there. It is well worth a visit for literary enthusiasts ,...More

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Jo F
25 October 2016|
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Response from WordsworthTrust | Property representative |
Hi Jo, As others have indicated, we don't allow dogs in the Cottage or Museum, but they are welcome in the cafe and there are lots of dog friendly walks around.