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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Duration
time-raw9 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Starting point
Your hotel in Ambleside
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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?

Itinerary

  • 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

Next available dates

$137