Dove Cottage.. Home of William Wordsworth and his Sister Dorothy.

Dove Cottage in Grasmere was William Wordsworth‘s home from 1799 to
1808. Here Wordsworth wrote much of his poetry, and his sister Dorothy
kept her famous ‘Grasmere Journals’, (on view in the Wordsworth Museum).

Dove Cottage was built in the early 17th Century and for over 170 years
was an inn called the ‘Dove and Olive’. It closed in 1793, and in 1799
Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy moved in. In 1802 William married Mary Hutchinson and three of their five children were born here.

The Wordsworth’s had many visitors to Dove Cottage – Walter Scott,
Thomas De Quincey, Charles and Mary Lamb, Robert Southey and most of all
Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Next door to Dove Cottage is the
Wordsworth Museum, there you will discover the greatest collection of
Wordsworth’s’ letters, journals and poems in the world.

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