The Langdale Owners' Club

Wordswoth Trust - Dove Cottage

William Wordsworth is Britain’s most famous poet. His thoughts and writing about man, nature and society are so relevant, they could have been written yesterday. Whilst living at Dove Cottage, Wordsworth produced most of his greatest and best-loved poems, and his sister Dorothy kept her fascinating Grasmere journal.

Dove Cottage

In late 1799, while on a walking tour of the Lake District, William Wordsworth saw Dove Cottage in Grasmere and decided to make it his home. He had known the valley as a boy, describing it as ‘paradise’. Within a few weeks, Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy had moved in and were busily furnishing the home and planning a garden.  It was whilst living here that Wordsworth produced most of his greatest and best-loved poems, and Dorothy wrote her fascinating Grasmere journal. 

A visit to Dove Cottage today transports you back to this remarkable period of ‘plain living and high thinking’. The sights, sounds and smells bring to life the bustling family home the Wordsworths would have known over 200 years ago. In this humble Lake District cottage, you can feel how a unique combination of people and place came together and changed poetry forever. 


The Wordsworth Trust has offered Langdale Timeshare Privilege Card holders the following discount, which is available when buying tickets online –

For £1.50 off an adult admission, enter: 1angda1e0600

For £2 off a family admission, enter: 1angda1e1520

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Dove Cottage
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