Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum

Not much has changed in this little cottage since Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy bought the house in 1799.

Dove Cottage

In 1799, William Wordsworth fell in love with Dove Cottage and Grasmere whilst on a walking tour of the Lake District. Three years later William married Mary Hutchinson and it was here that three of their five children were born over the next few years. This was a house that brimmed with life and activity and the place where Wordsworth wrote some of his best and most-loved poetry. Dorothy also wrote her famous ‘Grasmere Journal’ whilst living here.

The Wordsworth Museum

The Wordsworth Museum contains the world’s largest collection of Wordsworth’s letters, journals and poems, as well as maps, objects, pictures and interactive displays. The museum has an ever changing exhibition programme which is worth checking out.

Contact Information

Dove Cottage
Grasmere
Cumbria, LA22 9SH
Tel: 015394 35544
Email: enquiries@wordsworth.org.uk
Web: www.wordsworth.org.uk

Other Attractions Nearby

Other local attractions close to The World of Beatrix Potter include:

Grasmere Gingerbread Shop - Grasmere
Rydal Mount & Gardens - Rydal
The Armit Museum - Ambleside

Nearby English Lakes Hotels

English Lakes hotels in the nearby area:

Waterhead - Ambleside
Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa - Windermere