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Wordsworth House and Garden
Ranked #2 of 28 things to do in Cockermouth
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Owner description: This 18th-century Georgian town house was the birthplace and childhood residence of the English poet William Wordsworth.
Reviewed September 28, 2012

quite interesting but would'nt have gone here if we were'nt passing by,its just a normal big house,without all the antiques and fine drapes you find in country mansions we ,did find the footage and interviews with local people on the floods they experienced 3 years earlier

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Having visited many national trust properties this is a simple property but very authentic and atmospheric. Staff were very approachable and informative even giving tasters of gingerbread made the traditional way!

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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Very impressed with the improvement since the flood in 2009. Well worth a visit The symmetry in the Dining Room is very impressive as is the muted colours which reflect the period/

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Reviewed September 11, 2012

We visited Wordsworth’s childhood home after a longitudinal walk from Rydal to Keswick. The house has been restored to how it would have been when Wordsworth lived there as a child. Whilst there is much jesting about keeping the front room for “best” this practice continued in Britain into the mid twentieth century and is exemplified at Wordsworth’s House with the dining room and drawing room. The family lived in other parts of the house. This reflected the mores of the aristocracy who used their state rooms only for formal occasions.

There are many stewards to enlighten visitors about the house and how it was used. It is interesting to observe how the house was also John Wordsworth’s (William’s father) office; not only for himself but also his clerk.

The garden has been restored to being productive with the produce being used in the kitchen. This is a fascinating and informative house to visit, which repays the effort in making the trip.

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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Worth a visit if you are in the area. The photographic records of 2009 floods are of great interest in themselves.....maybe more so than the Wordsworth bits, because they show the dedication of real people to preserving our heritage. Well done volunteers!

Thank 50something54
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