Wordsworth's Lake District

Lake District National Park

The experience

Discover the poet William Wordsworth’s Lake District and get behind the scenes for a memorable cultural experience. Follow in Wordsworth’s footsteps on a short guided walk, hear his poetry read aloud and uncover the history of the area. See handwritten manuscripts in the very place they were written, as an experienced curator brings the stories in the pages to life. Try your hand at writing with a quill and ink. Finally, soak up the incredible atmosphere of Dove Cottage, Wordsworth’s former home, during an after-hours visit with drinks and local food.

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Dove Cottage - The Wordsworth Trust

  • See Wordsworth’s original handwritten manuscripts in the very place they were written – explore the full collection of rare first edition books, letters, journals and paintings
  • After-hours experience with a glass of wine and traditional Cumbrian food in Wordsworth’s home
  • View the beautiful landscape of the Lake District in a different light, inspired by Wordsworth’s poetry

The detail

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4 hours

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Group size

5-15 people

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Cost per person

£100 per person

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Fitness level


Parking Facilities

Yes, charges apply.

Refreshments and meals

Drinks and a light dinner included.

Special equipment needed

Clothes and shoes suitable for the weather and for the short walk.


May – October. Advance booking required, at least 2 weeks Available from April 2020.

Accessibility considerations and facilities

The upstairs of Dove Cottage is not accessible for wheelchair users.


Moderate English required to fully appreciate the tour. Audio guides of Dove Cottage are available in Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Korean.

Group information

  • Tour operator rate
  • Ad hoc group rate
  • Tour series rate
Lake District

Lake District National Park

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a National Park of epic proportions, The Lake District is home to Scafell Pike – England’s highest mountain – and Wastwater, its deepest lake.