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Dove Cottage

Closes in 6 min: 09:30 - 17:30
Open today: 09:30 - 17:30
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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
+44 15394 35544
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is a lot to see here and the guys in the ticket office and shop were super friendly and informative. We began with a guided tour of the cottage, a much better way to experience it than just walking around on your own, Our...More

Thank KAW687
Reviewed 5 days ago

Really enjoyed visiting Dove Cottage. We had an excellent very well informed guide and a small group. Cannot believe how many people lived in this tiny house, it was warm and had a good feel. What an amazing man William Wordsworth was. The Museum which...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfectly preserved. Knowledgeable and articulate tour guide; everyone immensely friendly and helpful.

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently visited with friends from America and we all loved it. We were on a timed guided tour in a small group. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and really brought this small, dark cottage to life. If you’re visiting the Lake District then I highly...More

Thank TMOH8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My self and my two daughters visited Dove Cottage and theWordsworth museum. It's a lovely place very picturesque, there's a tour of the cottage where we learnt a lot about Wordsworth and his family and friends the tour lasted about 30 min with additional time...More

Thank 15Dee78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a car park and as might be expected the 18th century cottage is quite small. Entry is by conducted small tours and our guide was very informative and we were able to increase our knowledge on the life of Wordsworth. The cottage is...More

Thank KiwichickAuckland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wish I could give this place more stars! A great value day out in the absolutely stunning village of Grasmere. A really interesting guided tour of the cottage, full of lots of fascinating facts, plus the chance to spend a short time looking around again...More

Thank UKHolbee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit! I am very interested in poetry and it was extremely interesting to see Wordsworth house. The staff were well informed and very kind, giving an entertaining tour and very happy. A must see!

Thank fjc4722
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here after seeing it on a leaflet we had picked up lovely quirky home of Wordsworth, guide was very informative and it was really interesting to hear about the people that occupied it, it must have been tough as it seems there was 4...More

Thank julieann1kitten
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Jo F
25 October 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.