Dove Cottage, Grasmere
Step into another Century as you experience William Wordsworth’s life at Dove Cottage, where Wordsworth and his family lived from 1799-1808. Today, Dove Cottage has been brought back to life and the sights, sounds and smells evoke memories of more than 200 years ago. Little moments taken from the Wordsworths’ poems, journals and letters have been recreated, telling the story of their life here. In this time of ‘plain living and high thinking’ the everyday mixed with the extraordinary. It was while living here, among the hustle and bustle of daily life, that Wordsworth wrote many of his greatest poems and his sister Dorothy kept her fascinating Grasmere journal.