Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth And His Circle At Dove Cottage, Grasmere And Rydal Mount - Full Day All-Inclusive Tour_435076


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Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth And His Circle At Dove Cottage, Grasmere And Rydal Mount

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time-raw9 hours
Starting point
Your hotel in Ambleside

This full day all-inclusive tour will take you to places associated with the poet Wordsworth. See typical English villages, shops, cemeteries, churches, cottages, gardens, and fields in just one afternoon.

What to expect?


  • Wordsworth House in Cockermouth, where William Wordsworth was born. (Not available on a Friday)
  • Hawkshead Grammar School where Wordsworth went to school and carved his name on a desk, which can still be seen. (Only available on a Friday)
  • Hawkshead known as the "prettiest village in the Lake District". (Only available on a Friday)
  • Greta Hall the home of Poet Laureate Robert Southey and fellow romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
  • St Kentigern's Church to see the grave of Robert Southey and his memorial.
  • Lunch (not included) at the house where William and Dorothy Wordsworth used to visit their dear friend Elizabeth Fletcher.
  • Grasmere Village at the center of the English Lake District which takes its name from the adjacent lake. Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere for 14 years, described it as ** "the loveliest spot that man hath ever found." **
  • Grasmere Gingerbread Shop where the Victorian cook Sarah Nelson invented Grasmere Gingerbread in 1854.
  • St Oswald's Church where the Wordsworth family worshiped and whose interior William was so fond of.
  • Wordsworth Family Graves nestled beneath the yew trees which Wordsworth had planted.
  • Dove Cottage where William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy lived from 1799 to 1808.
  • Views of Grasmere, the beautiful lake the Wordsworths knew so well.
  • Rydal Mount William Wordsworth's best loved family home from 1813 to his death in 1850.
  • Rydal Church built on the site chosen by William Wordsworth which also inspired two of his poems.
  • Dora's Field bought by William Wordsworth in 1826, and planted with hundreds of daffodil bulbs by William and his wife in memory of their daughter Dora.
  • Views of Rydal Water, one of the smaller lakes, with steps leading up to "Wordsworth's Seat", reputedly the poet's favorite viewpoint.

What is included?

  • Full day tour
  • Admission to Wordsworth House or Hawkshead Grammar School depending on the day of the tour
  • Admission to Rydal Mount
  • Admission to Dove Cottage or the virtual tour of the cottage as circumstances allow
  • Knowledgeable guide to provide expert commentary and analysis, as well as taking care of practicalities and general support throughout the tour
  • Experienced driver for your safety on the steep, narrow and twisty Lakeland roads
  • Small group of up to 6 people for a more flexible and personalized experience
  • Use of personal radio communication technology to keep you in touch with your guide when you are off the minibus

Is this experience for me?

  • This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 5

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves and a coat

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

Meeting point

  • This tour departs from Oxenholme, Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside

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