We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dove Cottage

A591 | 1 mi south of Grasmere, Grasmere LA22 9SH, England
015394 35544
Improve this listing
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 »
Write a Review

200 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    105
    74
    20
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Trust Museum are well worth visiting. Unless you are familiar with Wordsworth's life I suggest looking around the museum first before joining a tour of the cottage. The tour focuses on Wordsworth during the time he lived he cottage, whereas the museum covers his entire life. Our guide was informative and entertaining, and was able... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Always wanted to see this and it didn't disappoint! The guided tour was so wonderful and offered so much information about William Wordsworth. The cottage was very charming, as I imagined, and the gardens were beautiful. I enjoyed the museum and gift shop as well.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Motherwell, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A very well preserved place of interest. Even able to sit in the very chair that Wordsworth composed poetry in. A great collection of original historical documents and well informed guides.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
55 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
Reviewer
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Inman, South Carolina
Top Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sheffield
Senior Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Southend on Sea
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Dove Cottage also viewed

Grasmere, Lake District
Grasmere, Lake District
 

Been to Dove Cottage? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Dove Cottage, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing