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Address: A591 | 1 mi south of Grasmere, Grasmere LA22 9SH, England
Phone Number: 015394 35544
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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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Catching up on a missed opportunity

Having been through the area last year we missed out in the chance to visit Dove Cottage. Happily we made up for this today. For under £8 we had a fantastic tour guide who was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Having been through the area last year we missed out in the chance to visit Dove Cottage. Happily we made up for this today. For under £8 we had a fantastic tour guide who was very informative and at no time rushed us. An excellent gem with good weather and a nice tea room. first class!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've been coming here for years, having done postgrad research on Wordsworth. This last time I brought "lay" friends with me and they loved the whole thing, reminding me what a good job they do at DC of making both Wordsworth and his work accessible to everyone. Staff are fantastic and the place itself is a treasure well looked after.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

For all Poetry fans - this William Wordsworth Home in the Lake District is a "must visit" if you are in the area. The cottage is quite small - yet Wordsworth and his Family lived there PLUS accomodating many visitors. You really do get the feeling of the "atmosphere" of the place -which is supported by an excellent Museum. Taking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Guide knew his stuff and was clear and able to answer questions. Interesting rooms, hard to imagine life in them. Loved the Garden. Interesting exhibition attached which is changed at times.

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Fremantle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Dove cottage and museum was the home of William and his sister Dorothy Worsdworth . It is a beautifully preserved home with many of the original fittings and furniture In place. Our guide was very informative and helpful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Guide did a nice job, lots of original furnitures which is good, garden is lovely as well, but I have a feeling they did not want people to to stay as long, perhaps they can engage visitors a bit more?

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Well worth a visit but allow yourself plenty of time as there is so much to see in the cottage and outside in the garden. There is also a tea room to finish off your visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

A lovely cottage to visit that was brought to life by an excellent young guide named Bobby who was very knowledgeable, eloquent and personable and made the experience, rather than just walking around reading notices. Good value as once you have bought your ticket you can visit again and again for a year.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Went back in time looking at the artifacts from Wordsworth's day. The experience was amazing well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Wordsworth's Grasmere home, itself little changed, but now surrounded by museum and support buildings. The tour of the house is a revealing look back at a time hard to conceive of now. Ably interpreted on the day we were there. Equipped with a few small exhibits that genuinely enhance. Museum next to it had a great Waterloo exhibition.

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Address: Address: A591 | 1 mi south of Grasmere, Grasmere LA22 9SH, England
Phone Number: 015394 35544
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere

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