The Lake District seems to have an uncanny ability to produce great authors…perhaps it’s all the clean air and peace and quiet.

A visit to the Lake District would not be complete without a trip to the house of William Wordsworth, father to the romanticism movement in Britain in the early 1800’s. Now, more than 160 years later, fans of the literary great can visit his home, look upon his personal treasures and experience the views of the Lake District that inspired his work.

The Wordsworth home is still very much in use. The Wordsworth family have always occupied the house and continue to preserve it as it was in William Wordsworth’s day. Wordsworth was also a keen gardener. The four acre gardens are beautifully landscaped and maintained in the very design that Wordsworth himself had created.

Guests to the home can be taken on a tour of both house and the gardens and will be shown various exhibits, such as some of the original editions of Wordsworth poetry. Other exhibits include numerous paintings and some of Wordsworth’s personal possessions, as well as a view of the attic room where he worked whilst he was Poet Laureate.

Even if you’re not a big Wordsworth fan you will still find his home in the Lake District a most wonderful experience and an excellent opportunity to see just what all the fuss is about!


Main Street, Cockermouth, CA13 9RX
Tel: 01900 824805
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