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This 18th-century Georgian town house was the birthplace and childhood residence of the English poet William Wordsworth.
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Wordsworth House Main Street, Cockermouth CA13 9RX, England
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All reviews the kitchen national trust childhood home well worth a visit his life early life nt property tea room cakes audio guide enjoyed our visit dove cottage staff dressed dressed in period costume dining room real food quill pen
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Reviewed yesterday

The house is surprisingly well kept, and clean. The drawing room, and for that matter all the rooms have a lot of memorabilia in them. The french windows all around the drawing/dining makes this place very bright and airy and some how very pleasant! The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shanth148
Reviewed yesterday

Friendly volunteers in shop and throughout the house ... pleasantly informative.... wonderful atmosphere!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Annie L
Reviewed 8 February 2019

This is a very worthwhile tourist attraction. We are able to see what thae house wwas like in Wordsworth's childhood. It is not overrun with followers fo the romantic poets. It is peaceful and quiet even with children around.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dizzyreay
Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

What can I say? Lovely house and the garden is small in size but punches above its weight. There is usually a treasure hunt/seek an object and learn about the history type activity for the children and if you catch it right; live cooking in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WatsonInCumbria
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Staff made it enjoyable. Cook in kitchen using ingredients from the garden to bake. Lots of fruit and veg growing. Why not sell some of it in the shop ? Girl dressed in period clothes gave a vivid description of life then. Video room had...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Donald S
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Wow... as an avid national trust member and visitor this has been one of my best hands on visits. We visited on its last day if opening before the winter closing. The house is setup as natural as it could be to demonstrate the era....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gailysnaily
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Whilst this house and gardens are maintained by the National Trust it is the volunteers that really keep it going both in the house and beyond into the lovely garden. The site has a rather tenuous link to Wordsworth in the he was born there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alan L
Reviewed 14 October 2018

A great way to spend a couple of hours just wandering around this house. Wordsworth spent his childhood here and it was a very interesting place to visit. You are encouraged to touch certain items as long as you are careful. A roaring fire was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ming Y
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Went to Wordsworth House as we were returning to our accommodation so stop off, a very nice house from its exterior appearance as we were a little late about an hour before close we were told they are already shutting the house down so our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tad666
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Parked a little way away in a pay and display but easy flat approach. The house was one you could almost walk into and live (apart from bathroom facilities maybe!) . A feeling for William Wordsworth I have never had before and well worth the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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peteduk
6 August 2016|
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Response from lorrainem134 | Reviewed this property |
I would say an hour should do it but Cockermouth is an interesting town and you may be also like to visit J B Banks an ironmongers with lots of there old stock laid out like a museum see trip advisor for other people's views
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Pauline L
10 April 2016|
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Response from WordsworthHouse | Property representative |
Wordsworth House is open Saturday to Thursday, 11am to 5pm (last entry at 4pm). We are generally closed on Fridays. The café and visitor welcome are open from 10.30am until 5pm (last orders in the café at 4.30pm).
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NattajackW
9 September 2015|
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Unfortunately, dogs (other than the assistance variety) visiting Wordsworth House can’t join their human companions indoors, because of the precious objects, or in the back garden, as we use some of the produce in our café... More
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