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Talk, Tue 11 Dec 2018, £7

Dove Cottage

Dove Cottage

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    Join us in the Dove Cottage houseplace this winter to listen to talks from Wordsworth Trust staff on topics connected to Wordsworth and Romanticism that particularly interest them and afterwards enjoy tea and toast by the fire.

    ‘The inflamed state of one of my eyes renders it improbable that I shall be able to keep my engagement with you tomorrow.’ This letter, written in his wife Mary’s hand, is just one of many examples of Wordsworth’s struggle with his eyesight. His fear that his loss of sight would become permanent was an anxiety that recurred in his poetry, and was often discussed in the correspondence of Mary and his sister Dorothy. Ella Luo, Education Trainee, will explore how William Wordsworth’s experience with blindness informed his relationship with his family, his friends, and his poetry.

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Tue 11 Dec 2018 11:00 to 12:00

    Prices

    Ticket includes tea and toast.

    Facilities

    • 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
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
    • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

    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.

    Address

    Town End,
    Grasmere,
    Cumbria,
    LA22 9SH

    Directions

    Plan route to Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum 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 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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