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  1. United Kingdom
  2. North West England
  3. Windermere
  4. Lake District

The Lake District: Wordsworth, Southey & Coleridge Locations

Product ID: 178326
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On this tour of the Lake District you will explore the former homes of the Romantic poets Wordsworth, Southey, and Coleridge. See the countryside that inspired their poetry, and spend a winter's day with an expert guide to enjoy this landscape.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See stunning scenery and Wordsworth’s favorite lakes
  • Visit the grave and memorial of Southey, a former poet laureate
  • Explore Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum in Grasmere
  • See St Oswald's Church and the Wordsworth family graves
  • Walk through the gardens at Rydal Mount
Full description
This tour will take you to the fascinating places in the Lake District associated with Wordsworth, Southey, and Coleridge, the famous Romantic poets. Drive through stunning scenery to see the place where both Southey and Coleridge lived. Continue on to the quintessentially English churchyard where Southey is buried, to see the poet's grave and memorial site.

Following in the poets' footsteps, visit the pretty village of Grasmere. Here you will see the Wordsworth family graves, one of the most visited places in the Lake District. Explore Dove Cottage, where Wordsworth lived with his sister, and visit the Wordsworth Museum. See where the poet wrote some of his most famous odes.

Next head to Rydal Mount to see the family home where Wordsworth lived for 37 years, and died in 1850. Visit the hall's tranquil gardens and follow the sculpture trail throughout the grounds. Listen to the sound of rushing water running over a series of high waterfalls down a rocky ravine in the wooded garden. Finish your tour at Dora’s Field, by the church in Rydal. Wordsworth planted the field with hundreds of daffodils in memory of his daughter.
Includes
  • Full-day sightseeing tour
  • Expert guide
  • Driver and transportation
  • Entrance to Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance Rydal Mount

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Meeting point
Important information
Know before you go
• The weather in the Lake District is changeable so please bring a coat and wear sensible shoes
• All passengers must have their own seat, including children of any age
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English Lake District Tours

Product ID: 178326