Dove Cottage is a house on the edge of Grasmere in the Lake District of England. It is best known as the home of the poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy Wordsworth from December 1799 to May 1808, where they spent over eight years of "plain living, but high thinking". During this period, William wrote much of the poetry for which he is remembered today, including his "Ode: Intimations of Immortality", "Ode to Duty", "My Heart Leaps Up" and "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud", together with parts of his autobiographical epic, The Prelude.
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Jack Cunningham | Feb 28, 2018
Reasonably priced. Tour guide enthusiastic. Extremely fascinating, well preserved hub of literary inspiration with only Bronte's Haworth rivalling it's awe
Dennis Hacker | Dec 29, 2017
My wife and I were on a walk about and we came upon Dove Cottage. What lovely grounds. On a path at the side of the garden a gate and path takes one beneath the footbridge. It leads to the “Grot”. A small building that has a stunning view of the raging stream. What a gem.
Pixel Kid | Dec 21, 2017
I didn't know anything about Wordsworth prior to coming here but really enjoyed the guided tour around the house. Fascinating to see how Wordsworth lived and the tour guide was very friendly and personable.
Yy yi | Oct 10, 2017
William Wordsworth museum and house. If you're a fan of Wordsworth it's worth a visit.
Neill Mckinstray | Sep 24, 2017
The service and attention was ecxellent! Very good fish and chips.
Satdeep Gill | May 15, 2018
Really amazing experience to walk into this house. You get to see the small bed Wordsworth use to sleep in with his wife and also the small little suitcase he carried for his long travel to Europe.
Thomas Waldrupe | May 8, 2018
Beautiful views, pleasant museum guides, and a fascinating history. Conveniently located in the lakes district.
Janet Waghorn | Jun 5, 2018
Very interesting. We were a large group so split into two tours. One group given more information than the other when we compared, but still very informative. We don't appreciate how well off we are - I wouldn't want to do my washing every five weeks!?
Elizabeth Kenning | May 23, 2018
Our guide was so knowledgeable and the cottage itself was lovely. The gardens in back are very nice and have a great view of the lake and valley.
James Newman | Jun 7, 2018
A very interesting tour around the house of a fantastic poet. Was lovely to see some original items from the Wordsworth collection.
Richard Baskeyfield | Jun 1, 2018
Well my God and soul its the place of the dreams ! Such an enjoyable day !
Rachel Crawford | Jul 8, 2018
Wordsworth cottage with tour and museum. The attraction is a little pricey considering parking also needs to be paid for. The cafe that was there is now closed so no refreshments beyond a small table with hot water and self serve tea and coffee. Very nice of the staff to offer this but I was less likely to use this as it lacked seating and there was no food available. It was more reasonable to move on to the small local town for food and drink. Shop is good contains a number of Wordsworth works including quite a few rare copies for sale. The tour of the cottage was in depth and informative. The number of people on the tour was a bit too many and meant some of the rooms were over crowded limiting view. But time was given to walk around independently. The cottage garden was particularly lovely with quotes dotted around and the opportunity to write your own verse. The museum continued on from the house giving more detail about the time period. The chance to write using a quill was particularly interesting for young and old. The exhibition on Mary Shelly was excellent and tied in well with the theme of the wordsworth women being the back bone to the poetic works of the man. Worth a trip once but bet on it being costly.
Roma Cohen | Jul 9, 2018
This is superb and well worth a visit. It was busy when we went so quite noisy but the guide was good and made the visit enjoyable.
Gary Cozins | Jun 29, 2018
Wonderful experience to tread in Wordsworth's footsteps. Very well presented and managed. Well informed guides
Alison Grace | Jun 26, 2018
I really enjoyed the guided tour of Dove Cottage.I was impressed with how close the interior is kept to the original when the Words worths lived there .The guide was very informative and provided a clear pictorial narrative of the 1700s.It was quite emotional to see how simplistic life was then and the garden views showed how beautiful the view to the surrounding fells and lake were and how it inspired the poet.
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