Gardens at Dove Cottage at Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum
Stroll around the delightful 'fellside' garden, a place of refuge, meditation and inspiration, where Wordsworth and his sister planted flowers, grew vegetables, and wrote their famous works.
Entrance to the gardens is free with entry to the site.
Open all the time
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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: You can bike from Rydal to Dove Cottage on the Coffin Trail bridleway. This a mainly off-road, relatively flat route which starts at on eof Wordsworths other former residences. The 800 (Windermere to Whinlatter) bike bus also stops near Dove Cottage and carries up to 12 bikes, so can hop off at Rydal and Bike, then bus back. 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.
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.