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Address: A591 | 1 mi south of Grasmere, Grasmere LA22 9SH, England
Phone Number: 015394 35544
Description: Visitors can take guided tours of the home and garden of William...
Visitors can take guided tours of the home and garden of William Wordsworth, who lived here from 1799 to 1808.
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Dove Cottage was unexpectedly closed the day we visited, but....

......the museum was open, and so was worth the trip. The Wordsworth ephemera, paintings and artefacts made him come alive and gave an insight into his times. Before you go, check... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Nahariya, Israel
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

......the museum was open, and so was worth the trip. The Wordsworth ephemera, paintings and artefacts made him come alive and gave an insight into his times. Before you go, check on the opening days and hours.

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This small cottage is full of history not only of William Wordsworth but Thomas de Quincey and other great literary figures

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Cleethorpes
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28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The tour around Dove Cottage was conducted by a friendly knowledgeable lady. There are lots of original items that belonged to Wordsworth (the famous poet). Although I know little about poetry, or poets, I do have an interest in history. For this reason I enjoyed the 25 minutes or so tour. Next to Dove Cottage is a museum. Its set... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We took the opportunity without children in tow to have the tour. There were only three of us, so it felt as though we learned more than perhaps we otherwise would. The guide was very knowledgable and I think could have gone on all day about the significance of every little object in the house. The museum is well worth... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Good value for money, though the tour felt a little rushed and as the cottage isn't that big felt a little crowded.

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Belfast
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

What a delightful little place even if you aren't a fan of poetry! The tour guide was very good... very witty. The cottage is small with just seven rooms to be seen but there is a story to be told in each. Definitely worth visiting while in Grasmere.

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My family had been here before and loved it, so I was keen to return with them to check it out for myself. The area itself is lovely and you can see why Wordsworth would have lived there. We went on a walk along the coffin road from Dove Cottage to the poet's other house at Rydal Mount which was... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
36 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A delight from start to finish. Firstly a mention of the staff, all excellent and so helpful. Our guide was beaming with a warm welcoming smile and she completely brought the house to life for us. Low lighting in what were very dark rooms added to the sense of time, as if we had been transported back in time to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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185 reviews 185 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

If you grew up on wordsworth in school in the antipodes then this place is a must. It has a great selection of poetry books to purchase.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Dove cottage and the entire place around offers a beautiful ancient look. Walk around the place, having a snack or tea in the Dove cottage tea rooms will be a nice experience. Places we covered during our Lake District trip are Windermere (ferry to Ambleside) and drive up to Chapel Hill and little beyond (very scenic view having mountains). Dove... More 

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