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Dove Cottage And The Wordsworth Museum

  • 4.4

  • from 738 Google reviews

About the garden

The garden has been restored to the half-wild state that Wordsworth created from local plants and materials. It was a place of peace and inspiration for Wordsworth, who would often compose poetry outdoors.

Opening times

Café is open. Serving a selection of seasonal, locally sourced dishes, cakes, hot drinks, snacks and lunches. 13 January to 27 March 2020 Friday – Tuesday: 11.00am until 4.00pm 28 March to 31 October 2020 Monday – Sunday: 10.00am until 5.00pm Shop opening times 27 January to 27 March Friday – Tuesday: 11.00am until 4.00pm Please note: Dove Cottage and the Museum remain closed for our redevelopment project.

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Cumbria, LA22 9SH

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Google reviews

  • 4.4

  • from 738 Google reviews

Shirleen Shiao

in the last week


The house was lovely. You had to watch a 10min film about William and Dorothy Wordsworth before being able to explore the house. The different rooms were all beautiful, and the backyard too. It was nice to see how they lived.

Piyali Dasgupta

2 months ago


A must visit when visiting the Lakes. The cottage stands today just as it did back then and its where Wordsworth wrote some of his most famous poems. The views are just as enchanting. Wonderful, friendly staff.

June Gillespie

3 weeks ago


My first visit to the Lake District and I wasn't disappointed. Grasmere is a beautiful village with exceptional cottages small independent stores and many coffee shops tea rooms and hotels. A centre for hill walkers. Would recommend to everyone. Sadly we were unable to visit Wordsworths Cottage as the ticket centre was closed.

David Williams

a year ago


Ok i suppose.

J Russell

3 months ago


Get concession for travelling on the bus! Usually places like this I kind of tolerate the shoddy parts for an interesting day out. But genuinely good. V well produced video to set the scene, love that you can just walk around in the house picking things up and exploring. Didn't spend a great deal of time in the museum but was well put together

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