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Address: Wordsworth House Main Street, Cockermouth CA13 9RX, England
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+44 1900 824805
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This 18th-century Georgian town house was the birthplace and childhood...

This 18th-century Georgian town house was the birthplace and childhood residence of the English poet William Wordsworth.

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Agrand house with lovely gardens & river views

We really enjoyed visiting Wordsworth's childhood home where he was born in 1770, & learning more about his early life. The house is one of the grandest in Cockermouth & shows... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Pakenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The birthplace of William Wordsworth in 1770 and his home for the first 13 years of his life. Situated at the Western end of the main street in Cockermouth, this NT property is easily found and although there's no parking on site, there are a number of public car parks in the town itself. In 2016 the house was also... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed visiting Wordsworth's childhood home where he was born in 1770, & learning more about his early life. The house is one of the grandest in Cockermouth & shows what a privileged life they all led until the premature death of his Mother in 1778. The rooms are laid out in the manner they would have been in... More 

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Gloucs
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very disappointing, not worth the entrance fee. Visited here with my husband , daughter & her partner & we all thought the same. The gardens were nice, but the house is supposed to be a 'touching' house, yet we were told off for touching!! Nice lady in the kitchen, but the woman in the dining room was very rude &... More 

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WordsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Wordsworth House and Garden, responded to this review

Hi Bev, Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the garden with its splash of spring colour. The daffodils and the tulips are looking glorious at the moment, and the primroses are just beginning to show. There is very little furniture in the house that was here when the Wordsworth family were here as their belongings were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some friends chose this as the venue for their recent double wedding. Fantastic location and great gardens for what I am sure will be stunning photos. The service provided by the staff in the house when serving canapés and prosecco was very good. The atmosphere within the house was very calm and relaxing.

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Workington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely afternoon spent exploring Wordsworths House and Gardens. As with all NT properties, very well presented exhibits, very knowledgeable staff, plenty of interactive items. To finish off visit, coffee and cake in the NT cafe, which was just lovely. Highly recommended visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Loved the house. It's quaint yet packed with activities and history. The walled garden is brilliant The olden games for children is brilliant. We all had a great time.

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Cheshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Wordsworth House and Gardens is worth a visit if you are in Cockermouth. It is easily accessible on the main street and surrounded by the shops, pubs and bustle of the town. However, unless you are a big fan, I wouldn't necessarily say its worth driving a long way just to see. It is a very lovely house and garden,... More 

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Derby
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Really enjoyed visiting - the National Trust have done a great job. Some staff are in costume, and help make the property more child friendly, but ALL staff are very helpful and informative. You can take an audio guide if you want, but we visited near end of season when quieter, and found staff had time to tell us what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A lovely piece of history ~ William Wordsworth's birthplace! ~ a wonderful way to learn about William and his family and his childhood ~ you can feel and imagine them there during that time period ~ enthusiastic docents ~ we had the added bonus of seeing the Beatrix Potter 150th Anniversary exhibit ~ pleasant, homey gardens and a view of... More 

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is Wordsworth birth place and where he lived till he was about 9. The National Trust have tried to make the house as realistic as possible to reflect how it would have been when he lived there with a few exceptions. It it interesting to look round and sometimes you get staff dressed in period dress and there is... More 

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