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This 18th-century Georgian town house was the birthplace and childhood residence of the English poet William Wordsworth.
Wordsworth House Main Street, Cockermouth CA13 9RX, England
+44 1900 824805
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All reviews the kitchen national trust childhood home well worth a visit his life early life nt property tea room cakes audio guide enjoyed our visit dove cottage drawing room staff dressed dressed in period costume dining room real food
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been here before but many years ago so really looked forward to another visit. The house is interesting and packed with information and facts about Wordsworth. The absolute highlight was the playing of the harpsichord by one of the volunteers - she was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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WordsworthHouse, Manager at Wordsworth House and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, I will pass on your lovely comments to Madge our harpsichord volunteer. I'm sorry you felt that the audio guides were too much, though I'm not sure which boards you feel have...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting house and fairly large garden leading down to the riverbank. We went juast as they were about to start telling "spooky stories", which was good fun. Very hands on.

Date of experience: April 2019
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WordsworthHouse, Manager at Wordsworth House and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your lovely review - glad you caught the spooky stories! Hope to see you at Wordsworth House & Garden again sometime.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an hour to kill so went to Cockermouth to visit this house (National Trust). set in main street with the River Derwent behind, interesting but not fascinating. Some people dressed in costume doing demonstrations, good for kids. Garden, a working garden.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank rod w
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a wonderful morning at this understated but lovely gem of a NT property. Visiting with my partner and 3 children (aged 9, 12 & 14) we were very warmly welcomed by a whole team of super friendly, passionate and well informed staff/volunteers. This...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 105jonnyd
Reviewed 1 week ago

To visit this property you use one of the Town car parks (we used the one in Wakefield Place, just across the river from the back of the property. On arrival at the house we were "welcomed" by a staff member whose sole interest was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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WordsworthHouse, Manager at Wordsworth House and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your visit to Wordsworth House and Garden. I think it is such a shame that you found so little to like - I would urge anyone reading this review to also read the one...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house is surprisingly well kept, and clean. The drawing room, and for that matter all the rooms have a lot of memorabilia in them. The french windows all around the drawing/dining makes this place very bright and airy and some how very pleasant! The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly volunteers in shop and throughout the house ... pleasantly informative.... wonderful atmosphere!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Annie L
Reviewed February 8, 2019

This is a very worthwhile tourist attraction. We are able to see what thae house wwas like in Wordsworth's childhood. It is not overrun with followers fo the romantic poets. It is peaceful and quiet even with children around.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dizzyreay
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

What can I say? Lovely house and the garden is small in size but punches above its weight. There is usually a treasure hunt/seek an object and learn about the history type activity for the children and if you catch it right; live cooking in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WatsonInCumbria
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Staff made it enjoyable. Cook in kitchen using ingredients from the garden to bake. Lots of fruit and veg growing. Why not sell some of it in the shop ? Girl dressed in period clothes gave a vivid description of life then. Video room had...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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August 6, 2016|
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Response from lorrainem134 | Reviewed this property |
I would say an hour should do it but Cockermouth is an interesting town and you may be also like to visit J B Banks an ironmongers with lots of there old stock laid out like a museum see trip advisor for other people's views
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April 9, 2016|
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Response from WordsworthHouse | Property representative |
Wordsworth House is open Saturday to Thursday, 11am to 5pm (last entry at 4pm). We are generally closed on Fridays. The café and visitor welcome are open from 10.30am until 5pm (last orders in the café at 4.30pm).
September 9, 2015|
Response from JAMMF_12 |
Unfortunately, dogs (other than the assistance variety) visiting Wordsworth House can’t join their human companions indoors, because of the precious objects, or in the back garden, as we use some of the produce in our café... More