Dove Cottage

Dove Cottage is a popular Lake District attraction, where you can walk in the footsteps of the famous poet, William Wordsworth.

Wordsworth and his family lived in this humble Lake District cottage from 1799 to 1808. Today, you and your loved ones can step into another century and enjoy several moments that tell the tale of Wordsworth’s life.

The attraction has been brought back to life, including sights, sounds and smells that evoke memories of over 200 years ago. Find the spots where Wordsworth wrote many of his greatest poems and his sister Dorothy kept her fascinating Grasmere journal. 

Uncover even more history with a visit to the museum, which tells the tale of Wordsworth’s radical and creative life. The Dove Cottage museum features a collection of handwritten manuscripts, journals, letters, published poetry and personal items. There is something for everyone to do here, including quill and ink writing, or savouring a moment at the Viewing Station, which overlooks Grasmere Vale.

Complete your data at Dove Cottage with a visit to the cafe, boasting a selection of hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes and savoury snacks

Be sure to include Dove Cottage on your list of things to do in the Lake District…

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