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The Lake District Sights

Wordsworth House

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  • Cockermouth
  • House/Mansion/Villa
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 05/30/2014

Fodor's Review

Cockermouth was the birthplace of William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy, whose childhood home was this 18th-century town house, carefully kept as it would have been in their day. There is no sense of dusty preservation here, though, and nothing is roped off; the house achieves a rare sense of natural authenticity, with clutter and period cooking in the kitchen and herbs and vegetables growing outside in the beautiful traditional Georgian garden. A café makes good

use of the home-grown produce. Enthusiastic staff are both knowledgable and approachable, and the busy calendar of activities adds to the sense of a house still very much alive.

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Sight Information

Address:

Main St., Cockermouth, CA13 9RX, England

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Phone:

01900-824805

Sight Details:

  • £6.70
  • Mid-Mar.–Oct., Sat.–Thurs. 11–5; last admission at 4

Updated 05/30/2014

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