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“Well worth a visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wordsworth House and Garden

Wordsworth House and Garden
Ranked #2 of 24 things to do in Cockermouth
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Owner description: This 18th-century Georgian town house was the birthplace and childhood residence of the English poet William Wordsworth.
worcestershire, England
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81 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

As other reviews have said, this is a small but lovely Georgian house with lovely compact walled gardens. We did the Easter egg trail and viewed the house. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Visited April 2014
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WordsworthHouse, Front Office Manager at Wordsworth House and Garden, responded to this review, 16 May 2014
Easter is such an exciting time for us, and as ever we are thankful to Cadbury for supplying the eggs and helping us to raise funds for vital conservation work. The trail was in a new direction this year, so we hope you had fun and it wasn't too challenging!
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“full of interest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

I heartily recommend that you take a trip back to Georgian times by visiting this delightful house.Its just a short walk from the long stay car park.on a footbridge across the river.The house has great character a fire burning in the kitchen together with samples of rum butter.Upstairs a volunteer was playing the harpsichord filling the house with music.The garden is a haven of peace with sweet smelling herbs and a chicken run.The shop was well stocked an I bought some lovely Cumbrian preserves.

Visited May 2014
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WordsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Wordsworth House and Garden, responded to this review, 16 May 2014
What a lovely review! Thank you so much for your comments. We hope you enjoyed the rum butter too, and managed to pick up a recipe at the same time.
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Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
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“you need a guide”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Good to see the house survived the 2009 flood ! You need to know that the rooms have very little information in them so you need some sort of guide which is not really explained when you enter .
That said it is an amazing place and there are lots of interesting things to see . The gardensseem to have r we covered from the flood and the volunteers tending them are good to talk to .
Well worth a visit to a National Treasure.

Visited May 2014
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WordsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Wordsworth House and Garden, responded to this review, 16 May 2014
Hi Anonpeo, very glad you enjoyed your visit. It really is amazing how well everyone came together after the floods to aid recovery, and this was across the town, not just for the house and garden. The garden volunteers especially work so well together and have boundless enthusiasm for their work.
The house is set out like a home, as if the family have just popped out. The staff and volunteers really help to bring it to life (along with our latest hologram addition), and there are several options available for those wanting a souvenier and extra information.
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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“Quintessential Wordsworth History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

Our visit in April was on a cold, wet and grey afternoon which was unfortunate as I'm sure the garden is beautiful to walk around in the sunshine and perhaps when the plants are more fully grown. As other's have said for a typical National Trust property this is on the small side but nonetheless interesting and informative. We only arrived just before the last visiting time and things were naturally beginning to wind down. On the plus side we almost had the house to ourselves so plenty of room to explore the rooms and exhibits. Whilst there were staff and guides present who were more than happy to answer questions there was something of the feeling they were just waiting to close up for the day. Beware the current road closures (April 14) We found a car park on the opposite side of the river behind the house which proved to be very convenient with a footbridge across into the town.

Visited April 2014
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WordsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Wordsworth House and Garden, responded to this review, 16 May 2014
Hi Ian, the garden is really blooming now - we're keeping our fingers crossed for lots of bumblebees to pollenate all the apple blossom, and hopefully rival last years bumper crop. Our staff and volunteers are so passionate about the house and garden, there's just no stopping them chatting to visitors.
As a townhouse we don't have parking of our own, so we do tend to recommend Wakefield Road car park that you found on the other side of the river, as it is the closest and largest space. Although our section of the roadworks will be finishing soon, for the duration the council are allowing 2 free hours parking in the pay and display car parks when displaying a disc (available in most shops).
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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“A must visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

Don't usually get to the Western Lakes but we visited Wordsworth House following that excellent tv programme with Michael Burke. Despite problems parking due to road closures this small but interesting NT property is well worth a visit. Pleasant and very helpful staff throughout with guides dressed in the period costume and very well versed but not overbearing. Gardens worth a visit especially to the terrace and look at a very quiet River Derwent and try hard to imagine the floods to hit the area. Visit rounded off by a nice and well stocked cafe completed a worthwhile tour and visit and the weather for a brief period stayed dry.

Visited April 2014
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WordsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Wordsworth House and Garden, responded to this review, 16 May 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments. We're glad you were able to come and see us after watching 'Inside the National Trust'. The filming was quite an experience over the summer last year, and its wonderful to see how it has reached out to our visitors.
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