Explore the traditional Lakeland cottage and home of the famous poet William Wordsworth and discover what life was like at the turn of the 19th Century.
Dove Cottage was the first family home of Britain’s greatest poet, William Wordsworth. He lived here 1799 – 1808, moving into the former pub initially with his sister.
Settling in this enchanting place in the heart of his ‘native mountains’ meant that he was able to concentrate on writing and this period was his most inspired and productive.
Come and take an entertaining guided tour of the cottage, hear about day-to-day life for Wordsworth and his family, and about the extraordinary words written at the cottage.
Stroll in the garden he created with his sister, where he composed some of the greatest poetry in the English language.
Explore the Museum next door and find out what his life was like, where he travelled to, what he saw and why he was concerned about many of the things we worry about today.
See our special exhibitions, come to one of our events, treat yourself to a bit of retail therapy in our shop and enjoy wonderful food in our tea rooms.