Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum

Dove Cottage
LA22 9SH

Telephone: 015394 35544

Dove Cottage in Grasmere was William Wordsworth‘s home from 1799 to 1808. Here Wordsworth wrote much of his poetry, and his sister Dorothy kept her famous journals.

The Wordsworth Trust was founded in 1891 to secure Dove Cottage. The Trustees have built an award-winning museum, opened in 1981, which together with the Wordsworth Library houses what is one of the greatest collections of manuscripts, books and paintings relating to British Romanticism.

Local Accomodation