Wordsworth Attractions in the Lake District & Cumbria
A guide to the William Wordsworth museums, exhibitions and places of poetic inspiration in the Lake District and Cumbria. All the attractions below, except the Lorton Yew*, are open to the public and full details can be found via the photo icons
The Principle Wordsworth Museums
One of England’s best known and most loved poets, William Wordsworth was born in 1770 in Wordsworth House in Cockermouth, which is now open to the public, and lived, most famously, at Dove Cottage in Grasmere, now the main Wordsworth Museum and home to the Wordsworth Trust
Other Wordsworth properties to visit
Allan Bank, at Grasmere, was Wordsworth’s home for 2 years. Rydal Mount, where William lived from 1813 until his death in 1850. Hawkshead Old Grammar School, now a museum. St Mary’s Church, Rydal, where Wordsworth was Church Warden. Dora’s Field at Rydal, which William planted with hundreds of daffodils in memory of his daughter.
William Wordsworth is buried at St Oswald’s Church in Grasmere and Wordsworth’s grave has become a place of pilgrimage for poetry lovers from across the world.
Wordsworth’s places of inspiration in the Lake District & Cumbria
Explore the Lake District through William Wordsworth’s poetry or visit the locations and feel Wordsworth’s works come alive in the places that inspired him.
*Note : The Lorton Yew is on private land. It is visible from the paths and road so please view from a distance and do not intrude on the privacy of the residents.