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Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth and his circle at Dove Cottage, Grasmere and Rydal Mount - Full Day All-inclusive Tour provided by English Lakes Tours

Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth and his circle at Dove Cottage, Grasmere and Rydal Mount - Full Day All-inclusive Tour

Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth and his circle at Dove Cottage, Grasmere and Rydal Mount - Full Day All-inclusive Tour
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About
You get to see: • Hawkshead Grammar School where Wordsworth went to school and carved his name on his desk (only on a friday) • Grasmere Gingerbread Shop where the Victorian cook Sarah Nelson invented Grasmere Gingerbread in 1854 • St Oswald's Church where the Wordsworth family worshiped and whose interior William was so fond of • Wordsworth Family Graves nestled beneath the yew tree that Wordsworth planted himself • Dove Cottage the first family home of Wordsworth and where he wrote some of his best poetry • The Wordsworth House where William Wordsworth was born (not on fridays) • Rydal Mount & Garden was Wordsworth's best loved family home for the greater part of his life from 1813 to his death in 1850 at the age of 80
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 74530P11
Call +65 6670 9674
Important information
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Knowledgeable guide available throughout the tour
  • Qualified driver in addition to guide for your safety
  • Plenty of time to enjoy every stop we make
  • Lunch stop in Grasmere
  • Entry/Admission - Wordsworth House and Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Hawkshead Grammar School
  • Entry/Admission - Wordsworth Grasmere
  • Entry/Admission - Rydal Mount & Gardens
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Oxenholme, Kendal LA9, UK You MUST only wait at the departure point you chose when booking (shown at the top of this ticket). DO NOT swap to another departure point without informing us at least 24 hours in advance. OXENHOLME - Please wait by the ticket office in the small car park on the south bound side. LA9 7HG
  • Windermere LA23, UK WINDERMERE - please wait immediately outside of the Railway Station entrance, Windermere LA23 1QA
  • Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23, UK BOWNESS - Please wait next to the ticket office adjacent to the lay-by outside of Pier 1, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3HQ
  • Ambleside LA22, UK AMBLESIDE - Please wait on the corner of King Street next to Ishaas Indian Eatery, LA22 0BZ
  • Grasmere, Ambleside LA22, UK GRASMERE - Please wait in the car park for Dove Cottage that is opposite the Daffodil Hotel. LA22 9PR
  • Keswick CA12, UK KESWICK - Please wait on the edge of Bell Close car park next to the Back Bar. CA12 5JF
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • All passengers, including children of any age, must have a seat purchased for them
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please choose the option for the place you wish to join the tour, once booked this is where we expect to pick you up
  • The English Lake District weather can change quickly, even in the summer months. Please bring a waterproof coat with a hood in case of rain or windy weather
  • As there is a little walking involved on the tour, some uphill and on uneven or wet terrain, please wear suitable, comfortable shoes
  • This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 5
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Knowledgeable guide available throughout the tour
  • Qualified driver in addition to guide for your safety
  • Plenty of time to enjoy every stop we make
  • Lunch stop in Grasmere
  • Entry/Admission - Wordsworth House and Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Hawkshead Grammar School
  • Entry/Admission - Wordsworth Grasmere
  • Entry/Admission - Rydal Mount & Gardens
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Oxenholme, Kendal LA9, UK You MUST only wait at the departure point you chose when booking (shown at the top of this ticket). DO NOT swap to another departure point without informing us at least 24 hours in advance. OXENHOLME - Please wait by the ticket office in the small car park on the south bound side. LA9 7HG
  • Windermere LA23, UK WINDERMERE - please wait immediately outside of the Railway Station entrance, Windermere LA23 1QA
  • Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23, UK BOWNESS - Please wait next to the ticket office adjacent to the lay-by outside of Pier 1, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3HQ
  • Ambleside LA22, UK AMBLESIDE - Please wait on the corner of King Street next to Ishaas Indian Eatery, LA22 0BZ
  • Grasmere, Ambleside LA22, UK GRASMERE - Please wait in the car park for Dove Cottage that is opposite the Daffodil Hotel. LA22 9PR
  • Keswick CA12, UK KESWICK - Please wait on the edge of Bell Close car park next to the Back Bar. CA12 5JF
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • All passengers, including children of any age, must have a seat purchased for them
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please choose the option for the place you wish to join the tour, once booked this is where we expect to pick you up
  • The English Lake District weather can change quickly, even in the summer months. Please bring a waterproof coat with a hood in case of rain or windy weather
  • As there is a little walking involved on the tour, some uphill and on uneven or wet terrain, please wear suitable, comfortable shoes
  • This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 5
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 6 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Wordsworth House and Garden
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Hawkshead Grammar School
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Lancrigg - Wordsworths Woodland Walks
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Allan Bank
  • 4
    The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    St. Oswald's Church
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Wordsworth Daffodil Garden
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Wordsworth Grasmere
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Wordsworth Grasmere
    Lake Grasmere
    Rydal Water
  • 8
    Rydal Mount & Gardens
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 9
    Dora's Field
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 10
    Rydal Hall Gardens
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Bridge House
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Martin W
Norwich, UK69 contributions
An excellent guided tour of Dove Cottage. Such a pleasure.
My wife and I were taken on a tour of Dove Cottage by Victoria. We were so impressed with the knowledge of Victoria. She provided so much information and answered all our questions with enthusiasm and an obvious love of her job. In my opinion, Victoria is a great communicator and a superb embassador for the Wordsworth Trust.
Written 8 July 2021
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Anne M
29 contributions
The Wonderful World of Wordsworth
An excellent tour with a wonderful guide. We did the full day tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable, easy going, friendly. There was an excellent balance of particular places of interest pertaining to Wordsworth as well as beautiful scenery, history and heritage of the area and knowledge of agriculture. We had plenty of time at each venue and were never hurried. He was a very careful and competent driver with a good measure of patience considering the difficulties of driving here. The vehicle was a good size ,comfortable and spacious and allowed for easier communication throughout the day.The benefits of a small group in this type of tour are exceptional.I highly recommend this tour as value for money.
Written 23 August 2019
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englishlakestours
We are probably the only tour company in the Lakes that provides full day tours with specific themes such as William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter or the Bronte Sisters. It is really great to be able to show people an in depth view of the lives of these people rather than a quick drive past of odd places related to them. We are glad you had a great time.
Written 28 August 2019
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Beverley Ann F
Stockbridge, UK3 contributions
Yellow Daffolds
Apr 2019
Sadly Dove Cottage was being refurbished. Grasmere and rydal excellent, not crowded and inspirational.
Written 22 April 2019
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Unfortunately Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum are undergoing changes this year. The Wordsworth Trust have a large project ongoing to prepare the facilities for 2010 when it will be the 250th anniversary of William Wordsworth's birth. It can be a little disappointing not to be able to visit the cottage but as you discovered, Rydal Mount, his home for 37 years is a hidden treasure, much overlooked by visitors to the Lake District.
Written 24 May 2019
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marybiggs44
New York City, NY7 contributions
Extraordinarily illuminating, beautiful experience with Heritage Tours.
Sep 2018 • Solo
Heritage Tours, a fairly new company, is extraordinary. Extremely personable guides with deep historical and literary expertise, and profound respect for Wordsworth and the writers who were close to him: Coleridge, Southey, de Quincey, etc. Take all the tours you can with Heritage - and, if you are a poetry lover, you MUST take this one.
Written 22 October 2018
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We had a fantastic time taking you on the three tours that you took with us. We are so pleased that you enjoyed it so much and wrote such a nice review.
Written 24 October 2018
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ah2018_recommend
London, UK1 contribution
First class - highly recommended
Sep 2018 • Friends
Really enjoyed this day length tour of places in the Lake District associated with Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey. Gillian communicates her knowledge and enthusiasm in a personable style, and Tim is friendly even when effectively negotiating narrow, winding roads. Fortunately my sister and I were the only people on the tour, which was a real luxury - the tour was tailored to fit around our interests, and Gillian and Tim were flexible enough to change things around during the day to give us plenty of time to enjoy all the spots we wanted to visit. I don't usually make recommendations but this tour was first class and I encourage anyone who wants to enjoy the Lake District and learn more about it to book a tour with Gillian and Tim at English Lake District Tours. I would not hesitate to book with them again next time I'm in the area.
Written 6 September 2018
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We really enjoyed showing you some of the world of William Wordsworth and his fellow poets. It is really important to us that our guests don't feel rushed and that they get sufficient time to enjoy the stops we make and the trip itself.
Written 10 September 2018
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Lolita16
Moonee Ponds, Australia127 contributions
BEST TOUR IN THE LAKE DISTRICT
Jul 2018 • Friends
My friends and I were interested in Wordsworth (well, we prefer Dorothy to William) and Coleridge and this tour was so brilliant and fabulous thanks to the intellect and enthusiasm of Tim and Gillian. They actually crafted the tour around our interests when we got into the mini bus - how's that for personalised treatment!? It was so thoughtful - and they took us everywhere we wanted to go and MORE. Their commentary enlivened every place we went and they offered wonderful anecdotes and answered as many questions as we had! The mini bus was awesome - really comfortable and it was a boiling day but the aircon was fabulous. I looked at lots of tours online and I'm so glad this is the one we went with - it COULD NOT HAVE BEEN BETTER. When we go back we are going to do another one with them as we enjoyed it so much -- they really did go over and above what was expected!
Written 13 August 2018
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Knowing that you and your group were very interested in Wordsworth enabled us to expand on what we normally do and visit even more places associated with him, his family and his fellow romantic poets. It's great when we meet enthusiasts and we always do our best to give you a fantastic experience with memories that hopefully last long after your visit ends.
Written 15 August 2018
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Such an enjoyable tour!
We were so impressed by the depth of knowledge of our guide (Tim). He was obviously interested in the topic and ha
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Private Lake District tour
Excellent tour of the Lake District with a very knowledgeable tour guide. Tim was quick to tell us the story’s, hi
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Extremely interestings week spent in the company of an exceptional driver and knowledgeable guide
Having just spent six days on a fascinating bespoke tour of the Lake District expertly arranged and conducted by En
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great Tour
Great half day tour. Tim our driver gave us an excellent commentary of the area and took us to great view points th
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Excellent Tour
Excellent Tour of the Lakes, a big thank you to Tim our Driver and Guide, who was extremely knowledgeable of all th
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10/10 a must if you are in the Lake District
It was all amazing got to see so many amazing places and views that you wouldn't see any other way. Tim the tour gu
carmary2021
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Wonderful tour
This tour was absolutely fantastic! Tour guide and driver Tim knew all the most beautiful spots to take us and gave
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A tour to stay with you forever
9.09.21. My daughter and I were collected at Pier1 in Bowness and travelled in immaculate 6seater vehicle with Cov
Elaine R
Elaine R
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Best Way to see Many Areas of The Lakes
Having a guide who was very well informed and could navigate some very steep and windy roads. Air conditioned mini
Jack S
Jack S
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Great day!
Very well conducted tour. Very professional tour guide would 100% recommend. Was 28 degrees outside, but the AC in
Janice T
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A fantastic tour, thanks to Tim
We had a great time on this tour today. Learned tons of interesting facts about the area and its famous residents,
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Do this trip!
Excellent tour, Gillian and Sandra clearly have a major passion for the local area and its history which was incred
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Enlightening and enjoyable experience
We started our trip at Windermere and were driven to Wordsworth Dove cottage and Rydal Mount where Wordsworth lived
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Beatrix's life
Super afternoon with Tim as our guide. So knowledgeable about Beatrix Potter but also lots of added extra gems alon
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Best tour trip to lake district
Its been a wonderful day with tim. Was a bit of a panic situation at first, when we turned up late. But Tim managed
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