Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth MuseumCumbria Category For Adults
Discover Britain's most famous poet by visiting his Lake District home in the beatiful Vale of Grasmere!
Visit the traditional Lakeland cottage and home of the poet William Wordsworth, who in 1799 went on a walking tour of the Lake District and fell in love with Grasmere and Dove Cottage, and within a few months had set up home here with his sister, Dorothy.
Whilst living in this inspirational setting Wordsworth produced the most famous and best-loved of his poems and Dorothy wrote her famous Grasmere Journals.
Dove Cottage, the Wordsworth Museum and Art Gallery is located on the A591, the main Kendal - Keswick road through the central Lake District.
Leave the M6 at junction 36 and follow the signs for Kendal, Windermere and Ambleside.
From the north, leave the M6 at junction 40 and follow the signs first to Keswick, then to Grasmere/Ambleside.
The nearest train station is Windermere (8 miles away) and there are regular buses - service 555 or 599.