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Guided Tour, from 15 Aug 2018, free entry

Introducing... The Garden

Introducing... The Garden



    Dove Cottage Garden, ‘the loveliest spot that man hath ever found’, was a tranquil, semi-wild space for William and Dorothy to relax, read and compose some of their most famous works. Head Gardener Sally Hall has been carefully restoring the main garden to a semi-wild ‘slip of mountain’ and replanting the side garden with vegetables and herbs we know the Wordsworths grew here. Come along to this short session to explore the garden with her or a Dove Cottage guide.

    Meet in the side garden, free

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Wed 22 Aug 2018 11:30 to 12:00
    Wed 29 Aug 2018 11:30 to 12:00
    Wed 5 Sep 2018 11:30 to 12:00
    Wed 12 Sep 2018 11:30 to 12:00
    Wed 19 Sep 2018 11:30 to 12:00
    Wed 26 Sep 2018 11:30 to 12:00


    Free entry



    • 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
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome

    Full disabled access is available to the Wordsworth Museum. 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.


    Town End,
    LA22 9SH


    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 from Windermere station

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