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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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Inman, South Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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

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

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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
25 helpful votes 25 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
22 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
52 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Definitely worth visiting once. Even if you're not a Wordsworth fan, it is worth visiting this nice little cottage.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Hi Dean... here is your review... Staff always greet me and my mum upon sight since we frequent this place often on our journeys from picking me up from work. Sandwiches are always delicious and the cakes are to die for. Mum always gets the scones which are huge and made by Dean himself (very tasty) and we often buy... More

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