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Guided Tour, from 5 Jul 2020, £5

Ullswater © Andrew Locking

Ullswater © Andrew Locking



Take a boat ride across Ullswater, listen to the thundering falls of Aira Force, and see the place where the Wordsworths saw the famous daffodils. Along the way you’ll find out about William and Dorothy’s writing relationship and enjoy the beauty of their words.

These walks are booked directly through the Lake District National Park, and more information about the route, duration, what to wear, and FAQs can be found on their website.

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 5 Jul 2020 10:40 to 15:10
Sun 2 Aug 2020 10:40 to 15:10
Wed 19 Aug 2020 10:40 to 15:10
Sun 13 Sep 2020 10:40 to 15:10
Mon 21 Sep 2020 10:40 to 15:10


Adults £5, children free.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

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.


Wordsworth Grasmere


Town End,
LA22 9SH


Plan route to Wordsworth Grasmere using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

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 Wordsworth Grasmere.

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 Wordsworth Grasmere 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. Wordsworth Grasmere 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 from Windermere station

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