Fodor's Expert Review Wordsworth House

Cockermouth Historic Home Fodor's Choice

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 homegrown produce. Enthusiastic staffers are both knowledgable and approachable, and the busy calendar of activities adds to the sense of a house still very much alive.

Historic Home Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Main St.
Cockermouth, Cumbria  CA13 9RX, England


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: £8.80, Closed mid-Dec.–mid-Feb.; Fri. in mid-Feb.–Oct.; Sun.–Tues. in mid-Nov.–mid-Dec.

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