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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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We came back to Dove Cottage in March after a few years because we wanted to show it off to visitors. The cottage was still great. Very informative tour and actually quite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Windermere, United Kingdom
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Windermere, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We came back to Dove Cottage in March after a few years because we wanted to show it off to visitors. The cottage was still great. Very informative tour and actually quite surprising. Who would have known that dusty old Wordsworth got up to all these things? I think it has been updated since my last visit, so not everything... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

During recent visit to Grasmere took the opportunity to visit Dove Cottage. First off, parking is very reasonable compared to the rest of the Lake District, £1 for 3 hours. I had my mother and two friends all in their 80's and two on walking sticks. It was a lovely experience and we all loved the tour and our guide... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

An excellent place to visit. Enough that you get to immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Wordsworth but you also get some of Coleridge-Taylor too...we enjoyed the Wordsworth & Waterloo exhibition. I had not realised how political Wordsworth was in his early years. You cannot visit Grasmere and not see Dove Cottage and Museum.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is an interesting place to visit, with an excellent museum/exhibition attached. The admission of around £7 includes a guided tour of the house and entrance to the shop and exhibition centre. The whole place was brought alive by our guide called Bronagh...if my memory is correct. She had an immense knowledge of the history of the house, the Wordsworths... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A very interesting place to visit and learn about where Wordsworth stayed with his family, well worth a visit.

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Tenterden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Tucked away in Grasmere home of William Wordsworth it is surprisingly small. You are taken round in small groups by knowledge guides. To my delight the cottage is just as it was in his day including his chairs, bed etc and artefacts like his glasses, ice skates and so on. There is also an excellent museum on his life with... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We have driven past Dove Cottage for years but ventured in last Thursday, 7th May. Our guide (Peter) was very jolly and clearly enjoyed his job, he coped very well with two ladies who would keep trying to finish his sentences, I think the rest of the group appreciated his professionalism too. We finished off in the shop, obviously. The... More 

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Solihull, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Enjoyed our visit to Dove Cottage. There is the small house with guided tour, museum (which was really full of interesting facts) plus a Waterloo added attraction which was informative. You could easily spend a couple of hours here. Well worth the visit. Do you know when the phrase "daylight robbery" comes from? Well visit here and you'll find out... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

If you are into Wordsworth this is a must, I'm not particularly but there was plenty here to keep me entertained. it's a cottage in name and size so not a whole day experience but a very entertaining & informative guide and the next door museum is well worth a visit. I would particularly recommend reading the old copies of... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This place is totally different to bertrix Potters place it was dark and creepy but still great we would go again and to know how a inspiring poet lived was worth knowing the guides were helpful and able to tell you great things

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