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Dove Cottage

A591 | 1 mi south of Grasmere, Grasmere LA22 9SH, England
015394 35544
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Ranked #8 of 15 attractions in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Dove Cottage was the home of William Wordsworth during his most productive and inspired years. He arrived in 1799, looking for a haven, where he... more »
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Seattle, Washington
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72 reviews 72 reviews
47 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A Beautiful Cottage to visit and see for yourselves how Wordsworth lived in this cottage described by him as paradise. The Cottage is maintained as Wordsworth lived. You can see here the family's belongings. You can also see a wide variety of collection of Wordsworth's letters, poems and journals. The objects in the museum enable you to visualize what inspired... More

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Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This cottage is so well kept, it takes you back to when Wordsworth actually lived there. You feel transported back in time!

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Inman, South Carolina
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86 reviews 86 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Great tour of Wordsworth's home.. Staff is knowledgeable. A definite stop while in the Lake District.

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Sheffield
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I have visited Dove Cottage before so we did not visit the cottage this time. However we did stop to have tea and a bite to eat. On our previous evening we had a light bite in Bowness which was rather expensive and nothing special. So when we stopped here we were expecting a similar experience. There was a good... More

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Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a charming place to see and to learn a little about the life and associates of the poet William Wordsworth. In fact, seeing the surrounding countryside and the garden in which Wordsworth and his sister spent much of their time will help any fan to understand why this area was so vital to Wordsworth's poetic vision. Indeed, the... More

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Southend on Sea
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Your entrance fee pays for a timed, guided tour of the cottage, gardens and entrance to the Museum. We found the guided tour interesting but would like to have received more information about the life of the person behind the poet! Personal details were not included, for instance he ventured to France and fathered a daughter but left before she... More

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Yorkshire
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

All of the staff were helpful, pleasant and knowledgeable. The guided tour faultless and unrushed. My disappointment was with the café charging £1 on top of my £11 bill because I used my bank debit card/switch. I did not see any sign displayed to warn customers that any bill below £15 would incur this £1 charge. It just spoilt the... More

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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is definitely a place to visit if you are going to grasmere. The cottage is so quaint and adorable. There are guided tours which make this place soo much kore interesting because you can learn about each room as you go round as well as learning about the wordsworth family. The price for a ticket to get in is... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

we got here early to avoid any crowds and so our tour only had a few people in it, mind you at the end they did let you go back to previous rooms to relook at things at your own leisure as long as we were done by the time the next tour were starting. Sadly you cannot take photos... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
22 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Have been here a few years previously it was gratifying to see that the Wordsworth Trust is doing an amazing job of preserving for posterity the house the celebrated Poet Laureate lived in as a tenant. The house, furniture and artefacts are a treasure. And it was especially interesting to learn from the guide that Wordsworth pocketed the handsome fee... More

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