Wordsworth Attractions Lake District

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


an image of a portrait of william wordsworth
an image of the front of wordsworth house at cockermouth
an image of the william wordsworth museum at dove cottage at grasmere in the lake district

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.


an image of the outside of allan bank at grasmere where william wordsworth lived
an image of rydal mount a william wordsworth house
an image of the old grammer school at hawkshead, a william wordsworth museum
an image of st mary's church at rydal in the lake district
an image of thousands of daffodils planted by william wordsworth near rydal in the lake district
an image of an image of william wordsworth's grave in the churchyard at grasmere church in the english lake district

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.


an image of daffodils at glencoyne bay on ullswater that inspired william wordsworth to write his famous poem daffodils
an image of a monument known as long meg that inspired william wordsworth
an image of aira force waterfall in the lake district that inspired william Wordsworth to write two poems
an image of the lorton yew in the lake district that inspired william wordsworth to write a poem

*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.
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