In 1799, English poet William Wordsworth, moved into Dove Cottage – a former inn – near Ambleside in what is now the stunning Lake District National Park. The area is justifiably famous for its hills, mountains, waterfalls and lakes.
A couple of years later Wordsworth married and in 1808, the family had expanded to include three children. Both Wordsworth’s sister and his sister-in-law had lived with the family at Dove Cottage.
It was a nineteenth-century version of a creative commune and many of Wordsworth’s best-known poems were written there.
Today, the cottage remains largely as it was during the time the Wordsworth family lived there and it’s open to the public as a museum. There is a further museum close by that houses original manuscripts and paintings, also open to the public.
In the video below, take a virtual tour of Dove Cottage.
HOW TO FIND DOVE COTTAGE
Ambleside LA22 9SH,
The Wordsworth Trust Museum
Grasmere LA22 9SH,
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