Wordsworth Grasmere

Wordsworth Grasmere

Wordsworth Grasmere is located on the edge of Grasmere in Cumbria. William Wordsworth arrived in Grasmere in 1799 aged 29 and while living at Dove Cottage he wrote many of his greatest poems.

Things to do at Wordsworth Grasmere

Today you can visit Wordsworth Grasmere and discover the story of this remarkable time in his life. The venue has seen a £6.5 million investment and is Cumbria’s newest ‘must-see’ attraction. You can explore Dove Cottage and step into another century. The sights, sounds and smells of his time there have been brought back to life. Moments from Wordsworth’s poems, journals and letters have been recreated, telling the story of their life here.

The garden orchard behind the cottage has been restored to resemble the ‘domestic slip on the mountain’ that he and his sister lovingly created. There is a woodland which is a wild space where you can play, explore and see nature.

Also on-site is a museum which tells the story of Wordsworth’s radical and creative life through a collection of items from his life. There are hands-on things to do for all ages including a working printing press and quill and ink writing. From the Viewing Station, you can take a moment to reflect and appreciate Grasmere Vale which he described as ‘paradise’.

Further Information

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

You can explore Dove Cottage where William Wordsworth once lived plus the gardens and a new museum. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

Adults are £14, children aged 6-16 £6 and under 6 are free. Once you have purchased your ticket you can return for free over the next 12 months.
Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online.

Is there parking?

There is parking, but charges apply.

When are they open?

Opening times and dates vary throughout the year. For up-to-date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Only assistance dogs are permitted.

Are they accessible?

Information on accessibility

Wordsworth Grasmere
Wordsworth Grasmere
Wordsworth Grasmere
Wordsworth Grasmere
Photos credited to Wordsworth Grasmere

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