Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum
While living in Dove Cottage from 1799 - 1808, William Wordsworth wrote the most famous and best-loved of his poems including, “I wandered Lonely as a Cloud” and Dorothy Wordsworth wrote her, “Grasmere Journals”. Come and see what inspired them, the beautiful landscape and their simple way of life.
Take an entertaining guided tour of Dove Cottage and hear about the Wordsworths’ daily life and stories about their famous visitors.
Entry includes a visit to the Wordsworth Museum and Art Gallery to experience changing displays and exhibitions of historic artefacts, original manuscripts and wonderful pictures by artists from the famous to the obscure.
This hub of art, literature and creativity has a programme of exhibitions and events from craft workshops and free childrens' activities to fine art, photography and poetry.
Family, 1 or 2 adults + up to 3 children £17.20.
Group rates are available for adults and students (Groups of 10+).
Ticket includes guided tour of Dove Cottage and entry to the museum and special exhibitions.
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|Notes||Winter opening from Nov - Feb, close at 16.30, last admission 16.00. Closed 24 - 26 Dec and from 7 Jan - 1 February 2013.|
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VenueDove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum
Town End, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SH
Map reference: NY 341070 Lat: 54.45410 Long: -3.01792
By Bus: Hop on the regular 599 open top service from Bowness, Windermere and Ambleside. Sit back, relax and admire the stunning views across the Lakes. The 555 also runs regularly between Keswick, Grasmere, Windermere and Kendal. The bus stops just across the Road from Dove Cottage.
By bike: There are cycle parking stands near the attraction's restaurant.
On Foot: There is an easy and safe two-minute walking route from Grasmere to Dove Cottage along Stock Lane. There is also a lakeside path or the Coffin Trail Bridleway which links Grasmere to Rydal near Ambleside. Both are fairly easy-going routes with great views.
By Car: Leave the M6 at jct 36, follow signs for Kendal, Windermere and Ambleside. Dove Cottage, the Wordsworth Museum and Art Gallery is located on the A591, the main Kendal to Keswick road through the Lake District, just South of the Grasmere mini roundabout.
Parking : with charge
Accessible by Public Transport : 8 miles (12.9 kms) from Windermere station
Full disabled access is available to the Wordsworth Museum and Art Gallery. As Dove Cottage is an historic building, we have been unable to make provision for disabled access. However most wheelchairs will find the ground floor accessible and there is a virtual tour of the cottage available at the information point in the Wordsworth Museum.