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Dove Cottage, Grasmere

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Discover where William Wordsworth lived and wrote some of the greatest poetry in the English language. Step inside Dove Cottage, where little has changed since the Wordsworths resided there, and imagine their day-to-day lives. Wander through the garden--restored to reflect the way the Wordsworths kept it--that so inspired the poet. Take a guided tour for extra insights into life at the cottage. Children can participate in hands-on learning games in the family activity room. Head next door to the Wordsworth museum, where you will find the greatest collection of the Wordsworths’ poems, letters, and journals in the world. Make Dove Cottage a centerpiece of your Grasmere vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Grasmere attractions site .
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  • A three hundred year old house lived in by Wordsworth when writing his most famous poetry. Little changed since he lived there over two hundred years ago. Very atmospheric on a dull and wet autumn aft...  more »
  • Lots to see. So much history packed into that little cottage. Very knowledgable and helpful staff. Loved the ‘walks to remember’ art installation in the museum.  more »
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  • Well tended and operated. It was a rainy day so we had a private tour of the house. The guide knew Dorothy Wordsworth's journal well enough to answer questions and tell a lively tale of the home. We learned a lot.
  • Very small and cool site. Got a detailed tour from a guide. Would recommend this as it is helpful. We had a large group and made it tougher for seeing everything. Guide talked very fast as well.
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