Visit poet William Wordsworth's most famous home

Grasmere, Cumbria

See where the author of ‘Daffodils’ was inspired to write most of his work and take a guided tour of Dove Cottage, his home.

While living in Dove Cottage from 1799 to 1808, William Wordsworth wrote the most famous and best-loved of his poems including ‘I wandered lonely as a cloud’ (also known as ‘Daffodils’) and his sister Dorothy Wordsworth wrote her Grasmere Journals. Visit the cottage, in the cute northwest England village of Grasmere, and find out how the beautiful landscape inspired them. Go on a guided tour of the property and hear about the Wordsworth family’s daily life and entertaining stories about their famous visitors.

Entry to Dove Cottage includes a visit to the Wordsworth Museum and Art Gallery, where there are changing displays and exhibitions of historic artefacts, original manuscripts and wonderful pictures by artists from the famous to the obscure.

Grasmere is in the Lake District, around 9 miles (14 km) from Windermere, which is just over 3 hours by train from London.

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