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Dove Cottage

A591 | 1 mi south of Grasmere, Grasmere LA22 9SH, England
015394 35544
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Visitors can take guided tours of the home and garden of William Wordsworth, who lived here from...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Visitors can take guided tours of the home and garden of William Wordsworth, who lived here from 1799 to 1808.

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Park City, Utah
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217 reviews 217 reviews
151 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

to see how William Wordsworth lived with his family in this quaint, lovely cottage nestled in the unbelievably beautiful Lake District. Rainy and cold, a day full of fog, but still lovely.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

A beautiful preserved home of the poet William Worthsworth and his family! Good insight in how the family were living! The newspaper room was very intersecting! The way they were sleeping... Sitting up was fascinating! Also the preserve house around Dove cottage and village were beautiful! The gardens at the back that was planted in Williams time is beautiful! Worth... More 

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Well worth a visit, not just for the Wordsworth stuff but as an insight into life at the time, e.g. people slept half-sitting in the belief that this was healthier than lying flat (and maybe it is, who knows?).

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Sympathetically preserved home of William Wordworth and family. We learned a lot about the family history and were charmed by the 'newspaper room'. There is even more history in the museum next door which houses much of his letters, poems and journals - both are well worth a visit. we were there in November, outside the high season, so could... More 

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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152 attraction reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were forunate enough to visit Dove Cottage at a quiet time so could very easily see all that the tour guide explained. The guide was excellent and gave a tremendous amount of detail in the 20 minute tour. The small Cottage is inevtably steeped in the history of William Wordsworth family and years spent living there. One can imagine... More 

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

We were warmly welcomed by a lovely team and conducted around by a lady who had really done her homework. She knew her stuff, delivered it well and answered queries very ably. We loved the house and it's stories.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I have been to Dove Cottage many times and it is always interesting and I learn something new about the 18th century way of life.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The cottage is relatively small but an excellent guided tour provides an insight to life in 1799 when Wordsworth moved there. It is very atmospheric and the adjacent museum had some excellent exhibits that a non poetry expert like me could appreciate.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We actually didn't go into Dove Cottage, as the visiting hours were over. But we were able to go in the gift shop and walk around the house. Such a charming village, it's well worth the stop, just make sure you get there before 4:30pm when the last admission is allowed.

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A step back in time-great tour guides and museum. Spectacular views of garden and surrounding landscape

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