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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 August 24, 2018

Isited in August 2018, i found the place to be a real gem the staff were very friendly and informative. Dove cottage is a real treasure. The cat parking fee was not excessive either.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John T
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Well worth the visit, It is difficult to add to all the other reviews, this is a must visit place, with wonderful guides that bring the history to life. We visited at a very busy time and felt the amount of people on each timed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

We had a lovely day out here taking a tour of the cottage, enjoying its gardens and views, enjoying the museum and of course the gift shop! Our tour guide was very enthusiastic, friendly and extremely knowledgeable, making the experience that extra bit better. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank hayleyjayc
Reviewed August 19, 2018

The guide was very knowledgeable and the whole tour was very interesting and memorable. The ticket is valid for one year.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tanimy
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Included as part of Wordsworth Museum and really interesting, informative and fun. Fully recommended.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I spent a lovely couple of hours enjoying the museum, grounds, gift shop, and, of course, the cottage itself. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and welcoming. The same is true for those we met in the museum and special collections. I definitely...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Having taught Wordsworth's poetry to reluctant teenagers for over 20 years, thought it would be nice to take my very own grumpy teenager to absorb some history. Was pleasantly surprised, as was she! The guided tour is so interesting! Kirsten is a mine of information...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sarahtC3122XG
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Not being that interested in wordsworth, I wasn't too excited by this museum and tour...But what a brilliant surprise..Fascinating and excellently well done. Loads of brilliant original details in the house with a very knowledgeable guide. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sullarmy
Reviewed August 8, 2018

As originally writing about Wordsworth in my English Literature exam I was very keen to visit his cottage. The overall cottage was very pretty and a huge pocket into the history of not just Wordsworth but the Lakes itself. When you go to this attraction...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cerys G
Reviewed August 6, 2018

My husband and I truly enjoyed our visit to Dove Cottage. My husband is a Wordsworth fan and this was something he really wanted to visit on our trip to England. We so enjoyed learning more about his life and our tour guide was terrific...More

Date of experience: July 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.