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Dove Cottage & The Wordsworth Museum

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Dove Cottage, the family home of William Wordsworth

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    • Visit the traditional Lakeland cottage and home of the poet William Wordsworth, who in 1799 went on a walking tour of the Lake District and fell in love with Grasmere and Dove Cottage, and within a few months had set up home here with his sister, Dorothy. Whilst living in this inspirational setting Wordsworth produced the most famous and best-loved of his poems and Dorothy wrote her famous Grasmere Journals. Step into Dove Cottage and hear about the Wordsworths' daily life and their many famous visitors, on a fascinating guided tour, whilst enjoying the atmosphere of the house, restored to how it was in 1808 and containing Wordsworth's own possessions. Take a stroll in the delightful fellside cottage garden that Wordsworth created. Explore the museum and discover the greatest collection of the Wordsworths’ original letters, journals and poems in the world. Discover his amazing life and the events that shaped his thoughts and poetry. There are also exhibitions and events throughout the year, including family activities in the school holidays. Round off your visit with a browse in our shop and afternoon tea in the tearoom. This is the only place in the world where Wordsworth's work and possessions can be experienced in the place where they were created and used. A must-see all-weather attraction for all Lake District visitors - we look forward to welcoming you here soon!
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