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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: Morning Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide

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
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William Wordsworth: Afternoon Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide

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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Private Tour: William Wordsworth: Morning Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide

Private Tour: William Wordsworth: Morning Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide

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This tour takes you to: • Grasmere Village where William Wordsworth lived. • Church Stile the former inn where William Wordsworth, his brother John and fellow poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge stayed for several days during their Lake District tour in 1797. • Grasmere Gingerbread Shop where Sarah Nelson invented the world famous "Grasmere Gingerbread" in 1854. • The Wordsworth family graves. • St Oswald's Church where the Wordsworth family worshipped. • Dove Cottage where William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy lived from 1799 to 1808. • Views of Grasmere, the beautiful lake the Wordsworths knew so well. • Rydal Mount William Wordsworth's best loved family home from 1813 to his death in 1850. • Rydal Hall Gardens where Wordsworth admired the waterfall from the "grot" viewing house. • Rydal Church built on the site chosen by William Wordsworth which also inspired two of his poems. • Dora's Field bought by William Wordsworth in 1826. • Views of Rydal Water, one of the smaller lakes.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Tour: William Wordsworth: Afternoon Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide

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

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This tour takes you to: • Grasmere Village. • Church Stile the former inn where William Wordsworth, his brother John and fellow romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge stayed for several days during their Lake District tour in 1797. • Grasmere Gingerbread Shop where Sarah Nelson invented the world famous "Grasmere Gingerbread" in 1854. • The Wordsworth family graves. • St Oswald's Church where the Wordsworth family worshipped. • Dove Cottage where William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy lived from 1799 to 1808. • Views of Grasmere, the beautiful lake the Wordsworths knew so well. • Rydal Mount William Wordsworth's best loved family home from 1813 to his death in 1850. • Rydal Hall Gardens where Wordsworth admired the waterfall from the "grot" viewing house. • Rydal Church built on the site chosen by William Wordsworth which also inspired two of his poems. • Dora's Field bought by William Wordsworth in 1826. • Views of Rydal Water, one of the smaller lakes.
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  • 4 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
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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
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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
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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
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$484.81
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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
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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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