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Wordsworth House and Garden

Wordsworth House Main Street, Cockermouth CA13 9RX, England
+44 1900 824805
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A step back in time

This was a lovely end to a day out. This is not a big stately home but a lovely house that has been... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Denise-C-1961
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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit

Found the house really interesting, as was the tour- the lady doing the tour was very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jane506
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Derby, United Kingdom
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This 18th-century Georgian town house was the birthplace and childhood residence of the English poet William Wordsworth.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the kitchen” (65 reviews)
“national trust” (58 reviews)
“childhood home” (18 reviews)
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Wordsworth House Main Street, Cockermouth CA13 9RX, England
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+44 1900 824805
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a lovely end to a day out. This is not a big stately home but a lovely house that has been displayed very thoughtfully by the National Trust. You really feel as if you have just been transported back to a moment in...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Found the house really interesting, as was the tour- the lady doing the tour was very knowledgeable and obviously passionate about the history and story of the Wordsworth family. Loved the kitchen and the interactive bits - trying on the hats and coats, writing with...More

Thank Jane506
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here yesterday and did enjoy it. We are National Trust members so did not pay a seperately entrance fee. However, we were told that there was limited information in the house and that if we wanted to we could either buy some guidebooks...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice house to visit. It really is just like stepping back in time. Staff were in original dress & very helpful. It was a very wet day but still enjoyed the garden too.

Thank 971helenj
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WordsworthHouse, Manager at Wordsworth House and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

A traditional wet Bank Holiday can sometimes put a dampener on ones spirits, but we're so pleased that you didn't let it! Thank you for taking the time to leave us this lovely review.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are part of national trust so the children are use to visiting but we did find our children were quite bored and less entertained here than other sites we have visited. I’m only giving it a 3* from a parent of young children’s point...More

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WordsworthHouse, Manager at Wordsworth House and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wet and windy days are very tricky when you have a young family which is why we really do try to make our historic property accessible and fun to youngsters. From children's trails, to dressing up in the bedroom and trying out the kinds of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting house and garden where William Wordsworth lived, also has a shop and small café. In the centre of the town, so easy to find.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were very helpful and friendly. My elderly Mum couldn’t manage walking round and she was taken in the lift to the cafe while me and my son enjoyed the house. He enjoyed dressing up and having a go on the harpsichord. Well worth...More

Thank mycatsaysmeow
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WordsworthHouse, Manager at Wordsworth House and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Another vote for our scones, how wonderful! We do like to think they are the best! Thank you for your delightful review, I'm so pleased that your Mum and your son enjoyed their visit too.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited primarily to see the exhibition Had a quick look around the house, the kitchen is always interesting. A lady playing the part of the cook was making beetroot pancakes and explained how the family would have eaten in those days. The exhibition was very...More

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WordsworthHouse, Manager at Wordsworth House and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for leaving us some lovely feedback, we're so pleased you visited our 'Where Poppies Blow' exhibition and enjoyed the Georgian history and atmosphere too. Come again later in the year if you are able as there will be some new additions to the exhibition...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Little drive to Cockermouth and ended up visiting Wordsworth House. Firstly Cockermouth is a lovely town - very pretty, loads of cafes, bars, unique shops so have a look around - worth spending some cash to support local business. The house is lovely inside a...More

Thank BettyBram
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WordsworthHouse, Manager at Wordsworth House and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review, you're absolutely right, in summer the gardens are stunning! The rest of the year they are pretty fab too, with heritage breed chickens, children's games, poetry and year-round colour we're very proud of the gardens as well as the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fully enjoyed visiting Wordsworth House a good day out and the gardens are nice as well to walk round , there is a shop and a cafe upstairs and a lift is available there are toilets as well . Parking is available in various of...More

Thank j b
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WordsworthHouse, Front Office Manager at Wordsworth House and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for this lovely review - some folks say our loos are the best bit! Our new exhibition is proving to be a popular and moving part of a visit to Wordsworth House and Garden so I hope you found that during your visit...More

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peteduk
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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Pauline L
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).
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NattajackW
September 9, 2015|
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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
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