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Historic House, next open Tue 7 Apr - Sat 31 Oct 2020, £12

Dove Cottage

Dove Cottage

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Opening Spring 2020. Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of Dove Cottage, the Grasmere home of poet William Wordsworth. Wander through the Garden-Orchard Wordsworth called ‘the loveliest spot that man hath ever found’. Uncover Wordsworth’s radical and creative life story in the Museum and enjoy breathtaking views of Grasmere Vale from the new Viewing Station.

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Tue 7 Apr - Sat 31 Oct 2020 Mon - Sun 10:00 to 17:30
Sun 1 Nov 2020 - Wed 31 Mar 2021 Wed - Sun 11:00 to 16:30
We are closed until spring 2020 to complete the final stages of our National Lottery Heritage Fund-supported redevelopment project, Reimagining Wordsworth. Our shop will remain open; until 27 March the shop opening hours will be Friday-Tuesday, 11.00am-4.00pm.

After we reopen on 7 April, the last admission will be 1 hour before closing.

Please check our website for opening times over Christmas and New Year.

Prices

Adult: £12.00 | 17-19 year olds, students and those showing evidence of use of public transport, job seekers/disability allowance or equivalent £8.50 | Child 6-16 years £5.00 (5s and under free)

1 Adult and children* £20.00 | 2 Adults and children* £32.00

*This is a family party or equivalent, it does not include groups from schools, clubs or associations.

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
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • 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

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.

Address

Town End,
Grasmere,
Cumbria,
LA22 9SH

Directions

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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