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Lake District wouldn’t be the same without its important literary heritage. The glorious scenery over both Grasmere and Windermere lakes certainly provides an inspiring environment for writers from all over England. Such was the case for poet William Wordsworth, who lived in Rydal Mount with his family for the greater part of his life, from 1813 until his death in 1850. This house is where he revised much of his earlier works and penned the final version of his celebrated poem “I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud,” commonly known as “Daffodils.”

The house, which belongs to the poet’s direct descendants, is now open to the public. It retains a strong lived-in, family atmosphere that is typical of English cottages. The Tudor-style cottage retains its original flagged flooring and oak beams, which contrast nicely with the modern additions of the mid 1700s, such as the drawing room and the library.

Wordsworth’s print is omnipresent throughout the property; a keen landscaper in his free time, he designed the layout of the 4-acre (1.6-hectare) garden himself, saying that the luscious grounds and the writing hut he built were his informal office. Additionally, first editions of his writings and portraits and knick-knacks of his can be found inside the house.

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William Wordsworth: Afternoon Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide
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William Wordsworth: Afternoon Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide

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During this 3-hour tour, admirers of the poet William Wordsworth will have the pleasure of visiting some of the Lake District sites where he lived. With the benefit of a guide’s specialized knowledge you'll gain insight about the environment that influenced Wordsworth’s poetry. Explore the villages of Grasmere and Rydal, with admission to Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum included for your convenience. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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William Wordsworth: Morning Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide
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William Wordsworth: Morning Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide

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Discover the life of William Wordsworth in the English Lake District on a half-day tour of Grasmere village from Windermere. Visit landmarks that were important to Wordsworth and his family, including St Oswald's Church, Dove Cottage, Dora's Field, Rydal Church, and the poet’s former home at Rydal Mount. This small-group tour explores this scenic destination through the lens of Wordsworth’s life and work.
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  • 3 hours 40 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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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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Gain insight into the relationship between the English Romantics and their beloved landscape on a Lake poets tour, ideal for literature lovers, history buffs, and nature enthusiasts alike. Discover landmarks including William Wordsworth’s former school, family home, and church, with insights provided by your guide, and benefit from round-trip transfer from a pickup location of your choice for a hassle-free excursion.
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  • 8 hours
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William Wordsworth - Full Day - Up to 4 People

William Wordsworth - Full Day - Up to 4 People

If you’re looking for everything Wordsworth this is the tour for you. Taking you into the heart of Wordsworth country, you will discover his love for Cumbria and the Lake District from his birth in 1770 to his death in 1850. Visit the places he lived and see the uncompromising views that inspired his famous poetry. See the Lake District through the eyes of William Wordsworth for a glimpse into one of the Lake Districts most historically significant figures. This Tour Includes: • Private Air Conditioned Vehicle • Local expert driver / guide • Parking Fees This Tour Excludes: • Food and Drink • Attraction Entry Fees
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Full-Day Private Luxury Tour of the Central Lake District

Full-Day Private Luxury Tour of the Central Lake District

This tour concentrates mainly on the delights of the Southern Lakes but we dip into the Western side too. Whilst not far distance-wise it packs a lot in to the day with highlights being the opportunity to experience the dramatic road over Hardknott Pass, a roman fort, an optional lake cruise on Coniston and the haunts of Beatrix Potter and the Romantic Poets. We pride ourselves on customising all our tours to suit your personal requirements. We can spend more time, or less, at places so please use the itinerary as a framework for us to create the perfect day for you. Each tour includes one paid for experience highlighted * Although some guests actually want to see the Lakes at its wildest it can spoil it for others so, as "Pleasure first, Business second" is our mantra we, unlike most operators, will let you know in advance if we think the weather may be an issue to allow you to make an informed decision as to continue with your trip, arrange an alternative date or request a refund.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour: Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth and his circle - Full Day all-inclusive
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Private Tour: Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth and his circle - Full Day all-inclusive

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
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  • 8 hours
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Lakeland Literary - Full Day - Up to 4 People

Lakeland Literary - Full Day - Up to 4 People

Visit the homes of great writers such as William Wordsworth, John Ruskin and Beatrix Potter. Immerse yourself in their literary genius and discover how the Lake District and Cumbria influenced each one in very different ways. The Lake District is teeming with outstanding, stunning and inspirational views which fired some of Britain’s greatest creative minds. If you are enthralled by literature and history alike this is the tour for you. We have chosen the very best for you to explore. This Tour Includes: • Private Air Conditioned Vehicle • Local expert driver / guide • Parking Fees This Tour Excludes: • Food and Drink • Attraction Entry Fees
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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William Wordsworth - Full Day - Up to 8 People

William Wordsworth - Full Day - Up to 8 People

If you’re looking for everything Wordsworth this is the tour for you. Taking you into the heart of Wordsworth country, you will discover his love for Cumbria and the Lake District from his birth in 1770 to his death in 1850. Visit the places he lived and see the uncompromising views that inspired his famous poetry. See the Lake District through the eyes of William Wordsworth for a glimpse into the life of one of the Lake Districts most historically significant figures. This Tour Includes: • Private Air Conditioned Vehicle • Local expert driver / guide • Parking Fees This Tour Excludes: • Food and Drink • Attraction Entry Fees
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$419.77
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$419.77
per group
Taking safety measures

Lakeland Literary - Full Day - Up to 8 People

Lakeland Literary - Full Day - Up to 8 People

Visit the homes of great writers such as William Wordsworth, John Ruskin and Beatrix Potter. Immerse yourself in their literary genius and discover how the Lake District and Cumbria influenced each one in very different ways. The Lake District is teeming with outstanding, stunning and inspirational views which fired some of Britain’s greatest creative minds. If you are enthralled by literature and history alike this is the tour for you. We have chosen the very best for you to explore. This Tour Includes: • Private Air Conditioned Vehicle • Local expert driver / guide • Parking Fees This Tour Excludes: • Food and Drink • Attraction Entry Fees
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$419.77
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What are Rydal Mount hours of operation?
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Rydal Mount hours of operation: Open daily March 1 through October 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Wednesday to Sunday in November, December and February. . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Rydal Mount can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 9 Rydal Mount tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Rydal Mount costs USD 118.93. Guided Rydal Mount tours start around USD 118.93 per person. See all 9 Rydal Mount tickets and tours on Viator.
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