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

William Wordsworth and Dove Cottage Half-Day Tour

Product ID: 172542
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Visit some of the places William Wordsworth lived, and discover some of the environment that influenced his world-famous poetry.
About this activity
Duration 3.5 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
  • Visit Grasmere Village
  • Shop in Grasmere Gingerbread Store
  • See St Oswald's Church and the Wordsworth family graves
  • Step into Dove Cottage & the Wordsworth Museum, Wordsworth's first Grasmere home
Full description
Start your tour as you drive out of Ambleside to the pretty village of Grasmere. Discover the places the Wordsworths spent their daily lives and the village where they lived. 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 the Wordsworth Museum. See where William wrote Ode: Intimations of Immortality, Ode to Duty, My Heart Leaps Up, and I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, together with parts of his autobiographical epic, The Prelude.

Head to Rydal Mount, the second family home, and take the option to explore. Alternatively, visit the beautiful and tranquil Rydal Hall Gardens. See the sculpture path throughout the grounds, and hear the sound of rushing water running over a series of high waterfalls down a rocky ravine, through the rocky banks of a wooded garden. The oldest viewing house in the country, from 1669, is sited below the lower fall.
Includes
  • Entry to Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum
  • Guide
  • Separate driver and guide for your safety on the Lake District's narrow roads
What’s Not Included
  • Entry to Rydal Mount (available for purchase)

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Important information
Know before you go
The weather can be variable in the Lake District so please come equipped with a coat and sensible shoes.

All passengers, including children of any age, must have a seat purchased for them.
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English Lake District Tours

Product ID: 172542