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Dove Cottage

Address: A591 | 1 mi south of Grasmere, Grasmere LA22 9SH, England
Phone Number: 015394 35544
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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Redondo Beach
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Was gad to have walked through Wordsworth Cottage, wish that I could of taken a few pics of the interior, Museum was very imformative too. Amazing location, well worth checking out while in the Lakes..

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The tour of Dove cottage is full of interest and quite atmospheric. Lots of information about William Wordsworth and the poets who frequented there. The museum next door which is included in the admission fee is first class with friendly and helpful staff in attendance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I would highly recommend the tour of Dove Cottage to those interested in Wordsworth or just want a bit of culture and beautiful scenery. The tour was great - we were very lucky in the there was just me and my partner on the tour so we got to go in to rooms that you wouldn't be able to if... More 

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Ghent, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

If you love the poetry of William Wordsworth, or if you're just interested in history, visit the cottage where W. Wordsworth wrote most of his best known poems. To sit on the bench in his garden and look out at the view he must have looked at for many long hours...inspirational!

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York, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

What I liked most were the staff on duty,Very good guide who told me lots I didnt know and who completely changed my view of the Lake Poets. The girl in the shop was extremely enthusiastic about her place of work and motivated me to buy and read two recent books about the womenfolk of the Lakes Poets. She was... More 

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Park City, Utah
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175 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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158 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 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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