Fodor's Expert Review Wordsworth House

Cockermouth House/Mansion/Villa 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 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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Main St.
Cockermouth, Cumbria  CA13 9RX, England

01900-824805

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: £7.09, £7.90, Closed mid-Dec.–mid-Mar., Sun.–Tues. in mid-Oct.–mid Dec., and Fri. in mid-Mar.–mid-Oct.

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