Wordsworth's House, Cockermouth. Hand Picked Places to Visit in Cumbria, England
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Wordsworth's House, Cockermouth

Wordsworth's House

Main Street
CA13 9RX
Tel: +44(0)1900 820884
Fax: +44(0)1900 820883
Wordsworth's House online: information and bookings

In the 1770s, when the young William lived in Wordsworth House it must have been a lively, bustling home. Imagine the noise, smells and clutter generated by a household of two parents, five children, four servants, and a variety of animals!

Today, the National Trust has recreated this environment, so that visitors to Wordsworth House get a sense of what the poet’s early years were really like. Visitors may encounter some of the Wordsworth’s servants going about their daily chores – washing, cooking, cleaning. There is even a chance to join in, if you don’t mind hard work!

Using the results of several years of in-depth research, the house and garden have been taken back to the 1770s, right down to the last knife and fork. In some rooms, visitors can actually touch and make use of reproduction furnishings on display. Now, stepping in through the front door, visitors become enclosed in the fascinating world of this 18th-century family home.

With Disabled Access: Yes

Historic House, Gardens, Tea Room, Private Group Tours, School Tours Available, Dogs on lead allowed in Gardens,

Please refer to website (link above) for opening times and admission prices.

In case of alteration, please check prices, opening times and any specific important information before booking or visiting

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