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