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William Wordsworth is Britain's best-loved poet. His life was a series of adventures and his early experiences made him into a rebel. Orphaned as a child, he went to university, travelled across Europe during the French Revolution, fell in love with...more
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Grasmere LA22 9SH, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried to visit just after it was closed for several months refurbishment. However we were able to go to the library which is not normally open to the public for a talk an videos of Dove Cottage. This was well done and interesting so...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank buddj0y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here in 1987 while driving a gentleman from Israel . The smells and energy are typical of this little village that transports you back in time with it's real English antiques and furnishings . I never knew a place like this ever existed...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 554grantg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With Dove Cottage undergoing extensive works we were treated to the "temporary" audio - visual in the museum. In actual fact, whilst a number of improvements can be made, the audio - visual was very informative and probably gave us a wider / better insight...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank An_Old_Burian
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

We arrived a little early to the cottage just before opening but were welcomed into the shop by a lovely man who couldn’t have been more helpful! He told us everything we needed to know about the museum and cottage tour and booked us in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JPickle1
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Enjoyable insight into the life of William Wordsworth. Friendly guide and interesting small house to be taken around.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dan M
Reviewed January 19, 2019

It was lovely to visit Dove Cottage and try and immerse oneself in the world of Wordsworths elegant poetry and verse. In itself the cottage is interesting to see and explore. I think another visit must be arranged next time in the area!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Almiro1956
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

We spent a peaceful hour or so visiting the museum, having the guided tour of Dove Cottage with a knowledgeable guide, and taking in the general surrounds and views of the fells from the Dove Cottage gardens. The guided tours of Dove Cottage are frequent...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 28richardg
Reviewed December 16, 2018

It's William Wordsworth cottage, for crying out loud :) Of course it was great being inside, exploring the small cottage the writer had shared with his sister, his wife, and some friends too. It was fantastic, being able to stand right next to Wordsworth's favourite...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wordsncolors
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Very reasonably priced, interesting collection in the museum. Sylvia did an excellent tour of the house, very informative and helpful. Was good to hear about the connections with Coleridge and Southey too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JAb177
Reviewed December 12, 2018

We visited here on Friday 7th December after an absence of many years. It was delightful to see the rooms and hear again about Wordsworth’s time there. The room covered in newspaper was very interesting.It may have been the children’s room but I loved looking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jo F
October 25, 2016|
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Response from WordsworthTrust | Property representative |
Hi Jo, As others have indicated, we don't allow dogs in the Cottage or Museum, but they are welcome in the cafe and there are lots of dog friendly walks around.
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