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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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Dove cottage and the entire place around offers a beautiful ancient look. Walk around the place, having a snack or tea in the Dove cottage tea rooms will be a nice experience... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Dove cottage and the entire place around offers a beautiful ancient look. Walk around the place, having a snack or tea in the Dove cottage tea rooms will be a nice experience. Places we covered during our Lake District trip are Windermere (ferry to Ambleside) and drive up to Chapel Hill and little beyond (very scenic view having mountains). Dove... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The tour was terrific, probably the best one I have been on. It really helped us feel what life would have been like at the time. There were lots of small details I never would have known... And we also gained a new appreciation for Dorothy Wordsworth!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We've visited Grasmere many times over the years but never viewed the inside of Dove Cottage before. This time it was a must and we were not disappointed. The cottage where William wrote so many of his beautiful and thought inspiring poetry is enchanting. It was a great insight into how the family lived and to see the portraits of... More 

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

On a short break in the Lake District, I promised myself a visit to Dove Cottage and so glad I did. The actual Cottage and everything inside was of great interest and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience, but we were not expecting the fantastic museum next door to the cottage. We spent far more time in the museum that we... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The Lake District is a beautiful part of the UK, steeped in history. Wordsworth wrote many of his famous poems whilst living here and the tour of the small cottage is an interesting window on life in the late 19th century. The Wordsworth Museum situated close to the cottage is well worth a visit.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Dove Cottage is a must visit for fans of William Wordsworth, or those who want to see the measuring devises used by Thomas De Quincey while writing his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. The house gives you an insight into the life of the great poet and his family life from 1799 to 1808, before moving to Rydal.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

What a great pleasure it is to have such a tremendous tourist attraction right in the heart of the Lake District, knowledgable friendly staff set this attraction apart from all the others. Visit Dove cottage and see how the great bard lived, take in the views which in spite of 200 plus years since he lived here have changed very... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Our guide was very informative and really gave us an insight into what life must have been like. The ticket lasts for a year and includes entrance to the Wordsworth Museum behind.

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Liverpool
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We have walked passed Dove cottage so many times but it is always heaving with visitors, so we have always given it a miss. However, on a cold, damp Late February afternoon, we were lucky to have the place to ourselves. We opted for the guided tour, ( by ourselves!) it was amazing. The rooms are dark anyway but in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit and particular the guided tour around the cottage. A must for any Wordsworth fan.

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