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Dove Cottage

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Address: A591 | 1 mi south of Grasmere, Grasmere LA22 9SH, England
Phone Number: 015394 35544
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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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A great little place and good museum

Our tour of the cottage was very luckily a private one as no one else turned up for the 4.30pm tour. The guide was pretty knowledgable and told us some interesting titbits about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We didn't do the tour as we didn't really have the time but they gave us a typed sheet to read while walking round so we knew what each of the rooms were. The staff in the house and the shop were super nice! Nice garden. Good museum.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Our tour of the cottage was very luckily a private one as no one else turned up for the 4.30pm tour. The guide was pretty knowledgable and told us some interesting titbits about the cottage. The museum was quite interesting, particularly the exhibition about 'Wordsworth and Waterloo'.

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The cottage is where wordsworth wrote most of his poems. There is also a museum. The drive to the cottage is a little winding.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It's a nice tour, for poets and historians lovers. The home of the famous William Wordsworth 200 years ago...

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Having walked through Grasmere on the Coast 2 Coast walk some years back, I had always wanted to come back to visit this cottage. It did not disappoint! Such a quaint little cottage and a great view into the life and times of Wordsworth. Sadly, the roses weren't in bloom!!

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Cerritos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We waited till towards the end of our stay in the area to visit Dove Cottage, expecting it to be very touristy and crowded. It was just the opposite. The house was almost empty and the docents were so knowledgeable. We learned a great deal about the family and life in those times. The museum had extensive collections. It was... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We really enjoyed the visit to Dove cottage, specially the guided tour is very helpful! The lady explained it very well, what did the Woodsworth did in the house, how was Dorothy wrote her journal. They also have a really good garden, which we enjoyed the view very much! Highly recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Best Wordsworth location. Right on the trail around Grasmere and a short distance from the centre of the village.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Beautiful setting, friendly and helpful staff! My boyfriend (now my husband!) got engaged in the gardens, very peaceful. I can imagine that in peak times, it will get busy - but such is the special nature of this location.

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Have visited the Lakes for many years and stayed away from tourist attractions like this believing them too busy, too touristy and took expensive. But as we were staying in Grasmere we decided to visit here early in the morning. We were very impressed with the guide and found the stories about Wordsworth and family really interesting and the Waterloo... More 

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Address: A591 | 1 mi south of Grasmere, Grasmere LA22 9SH, England
Phone Number: 015394 35544
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere

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