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“Thanks National Trust”
Review of Coleridge Cottage

Coleridge Cottage
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Weston super Mare, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Thanks National Trust”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

A little gem!

Anyone visiting Somerset should pay a visit here whether a NT member or not.

The volunteer guides make the small attraction a very interesting site to visit. You don't have to be a Poetry lover to visit - The guides make it interesting and bring the period into modern times to make you feel you were there. Most things can be touched and there are small mice hidden around for children to find. One of the guides was dressed in period costume which made the visit extra special. You gat an opportunity to use a quill and ink to write a poem of your own. The attraction provides a small refreshment area and lovely gardens.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice cottage”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Super extras at this cottage. Theres loads of info on Coleridge. Not big but definitely worth a visit. Good tea room and interesting garden. Parking in the road outside is no prob.

Visited June 2013
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Surrey
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Friendly, informal and informative”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

One of the friendliest National Trust places I have been with individual attention and lots of interesting information. Very relaxing reading room to read or listen to poetry and small but god tea room.

Visited September 2013
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Chester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“A 'must see' attraction.”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Small, compact, but packing quite an educational punch this NT property repays a visit from Coleridge fans and discoverers alike. After minutes one gets totally wrapped up in the man and after an hour one is an expert on his work, friends, family and literary context. Imaginative use of information boards and the chance to record for posterity your musings with a quill pen. Also the opportunity for quiet reflection to the sound of poetry. Good use of space for exhibits and cafeteria. Excellent volunteer guides. Problems for mobility impaired visitors.

One caveat-parking in Nether Stowey [which itself rewards a stroll] is challenging. Try to go at a quiet time, if there is such a thing. You will not be disappointed

Visited September 2013
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bristol
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fantastic children's holiday trail”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

The best National Trust children's trail we have ever done! Didn't have particularly high hopes for this as I knew it wasn't one of the big prestigious NT properties. Couldn't have been more wrong. Puts places like Tyntesfield to shame. Whoever designed the CSI trail put a lot of thought into it. There were two age categories, we did the one for older children. Things to find by cracking a code round the rooms which was testing and then following a small compass route round the garden. Sweet little tea room. Lovely friendly volunteers. Time for me to sit and listen to poetry as the children were occupied with a well chosen book from the children's selection.

Visited September 2013
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Thank orinocco-10
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