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Wordsworth House and Garden

Wordsworth House Main Street, Cockermouth CA13 9RX, England
+44 1900 824805
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Charming house and garden.

House gives a good insight into middle class life in early nineteen century Cockermouth. Felt like... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter L
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Ely, United Kingdom
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Nice little visit

Wordsworth House is on the main road so no parking on site. Entrance is via the small NT shop next... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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This 18th-century Georgian town house was the birthplace and childhood residence of the English poet William Wordsworth.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the kitchen” (59 reviews)
“national trust” (55 reviews)
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Wordsworth House Main Street, Cockermouth CA13 9RX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

House gives a good insight into middle class life in early nineteen century Cockermouth. Felt like a real home rather than a museum. The kitchen is particularly interesting with many original utensils and fixtures.

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wordsworth House is on the main road so no parking on site. Entrance is via the small NT shop next door. House was interesting but we didn't think there was too much information about William himself. Neil, the NT volunteer was brilliant and very informative....More

Thank spikeybb
WordsworthHouse, Front Office Manager at Wordsworth House and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review, I'll pass on your lovely comments to Neil. Cath

Reviewed 1 week ago

if u love wordsworth great place to visit and has a lovely garden owned by national trust has a gift shop .

Thank Alison G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely atmospheric house, and gardens, taking you back in time to where William spent his early days. Well worth a visit.

Thank GMP41
WordsworthHouse, Front Office Manager at Wordsworth House and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. Cath

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Check opening times - we first visited on a Friday to find it closed (appears Friday was chosen as least popular with visitors!). Timed second visit much better. This is quite a small attraction and to maximise your visit I suggest you include the talk...More

Thank eagle1986
WordsworthHouse, Front Office Manager at Wordsworth House and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I'm glad you came back for a second visit after finding us closed on the Friday. Our guides and costumed servants do have so much knowledge and joining a tour or talk is a really good way to get the most from your visit. Sadly...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After you have been around Wordsworth House, which is a small place compared to some NT places, but still very nice, You can really picture William being there, just looking over the river Derwent. It would have been a such a loss to the county,...More

Thank Tracey A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved visiting the Wordsworth House and Garden. It was exemplary. Much to muse about. The gardens were delightful. A step back into time.

Thank NormaJ0123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are members of the National Trust, and whilst staying in the Lakes for a weekend in September, decided to use our membership to visit somewhere we'd not been before. I'd seen that there was some kind of creature trail for kids, and we took...More

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great to gain an insight into Wordsworth's life and home. Loved the gardens also. Staff very informative and helpful.

Thank Lorraine R
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We visited today, whilst staying with my wife's sister who lives in Cockermouth. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, including the interesting and informative talk by volunteer Richard, before we looked around on our own. I have seen some criticism in other reviews about the lack...More

Thank TauntonBob
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peteduk
6 August 2016|
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Response from lorrainem134 | Reviewed this property |
I would say an hour should do it but Cockermouth is an interesting town and you may be also like to visit J B Banks an ironmongers with lots of there old stock laid out like a museum see trip advisor for other people's views
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Pauline L
9 April 2016|
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Response from WordsworthHouse | Property representative |
Wordsworth House is open Saturday to Thursday, 11am to 5pm (last entry at 4pm). We are generally closed on Fridays. The café and visitor welcome are open from 10.30am until 5pm (last orders in the café at 4.30pm).
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NattajackW
9 September 2015|
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Response from JAMMF_12 |
Unfortunately, dogs (other than the assistance variety) visiting Wordsworth House can’t join their human companions indoors, because of the precious objects, or in the back garden, as we use some of the produce in our café... More
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