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“Beautiful wedding day”

Wordsworth House and Garden
Ranked #2 of 25 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.
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Beautiful wedding day”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Wordsworth house is a beautiful 18th century Georgian Town House set in cockermouth the home used to belong to William Wordsworth where he lived with his sister. The house is set in the heart of the town and was just a short walk from our hotel and is set in its own private magnificent quaint gardens. The house offers guests unique experiences of viewing and sampling what life would have been like for the Wordsworths during the 1770s. There are many rooms within the house, which has a lovely welcoming atmosphere to both young and old visitors. After our friends wedding which was held in the downstairs main room we were shown around the home of Wordsworth and given opportunity to see where he worked and access to the lovely gardens which had an abundance of flowers, fruits and herbs, just as it would have been during their time there.
The house holds their doors open for many occasions and in particular sessions for young budding poets. Folks can go and learn how food was made in the working kitchen and sample the wares. Anybody visiting Cockermouth should go and see this lovey place its definitely worth a visit.

Visited September 2013
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WordsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Wordsworth House and Garden, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
We have only fairly recently started to host wedding ceremonies at the house - it is a beautiful setting, and where better than the birthplace of one of our greatest Romantic poets. We think that we enjoy them almost as much as the guests do! We love the photos that you took as well, thank you for sharing them.
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Neston, United Kingdom
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“A step back in time”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Something like "time travel", great to see the National Trust people dressed up in clothes of the time

Visited October 2013
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WordsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Wordsworth House and Garden, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Thank you. It is quite easy to believe that the family could turn up at any moment.
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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381 reviews
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“A pleasure to visit”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We visited Cockermouth one evening in order to find out where the location of Wordsworth's House was especially as the centre of the main street was being dug up. We were amazed to see how large it was and looked forward to visiting it. The following day, we returned and on advice from our landlady were advised that the nearest car park was the Sainsburys one which is owned by the council and is a pay and display. We were greeted warmly and kept informed by the knowledgeable guides. As is always the case with the National Trust, the presentation and friendliness of the staff is always good. We particularly liked the way people in period costume frequent the house and in this case a couple of cooks who were baking some beautiful things and trying to whip some cream without modern equipment and in the terrible heat and humidity we were having. Moving on to the garden, this was a delight full of apple trees and flowers. One corner was divided off to provide a poet's corner with resident poet who was trying to persuade people to write one - some of these were hung up on branches. He showed us one from a tiny four year old which although only two lines long was very good. The house said there was a café and we would have liked to eat there. Having climbed the stairs, we found to our disappointment that there were only cakes and scones - in other words afternoon tea. As it was lunchtime there were no takers - and it was empty - even sandwiches would have been nice. As I am dairy intolerant I couldn't have any of the cakes and we had to leave to find a café elsewhere in the town. Returning to our car, we still had some time on our ticket and decided to buy some fruit in Sainsburys - wow the air conditioning was wonderful and a relief from the heat and humidity of the day! Cockermouth is a lovely town and the main street is a long one with many shops and Jennings the Brewery at one end.
The little gift shop was filled with National Trust goodies and I really enjoyed my visit - pity about the café!!

Visited July 2014
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WordsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Wordsworth House and Garden, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
What a fantastic and thorough review! In the recent heat we have been having, it really shows how much harder things are in a Georgian kitchen without our modern conveniences.
I think Dave, who leads our poetry sessions on a voluntary basis, would be very impressed at being called our resident poet! The garden is looking wonderful at the moment. Everything is coming out early and the apples are already huge!
Our cafe was installed after high demand following our visitor survey. We are relatively small (18 covers) and provide what we can in that space, but it does mean that we are unable to serve some items (such as sandwiches) due to the limited facilities. We have other savoury options in the form of local potted shrimp, cream cheese, and soup which is gluten free and frequently dairy free (depending on the days choice). The borrowdale tea bread is also dairy free.
We are really happy that you enjoyed your day, and Cockermouth in general.
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Oldham
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“Excellent”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

A fascinating house and lovely garden. There is a very good audio tour. The garden was peaceful and a real sun trap. The cafe is not to be missed!

Visited July 2014
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WordsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Wordsworth House and Garden, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. The audio guide is new this year, so we are very pleased that you enjoyed it so. When sitting in the garden, it is hard to be believe you are in a town centre.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Great Visit!”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Located in the heart of Cockermouth this has to be a place to visit (there isn't much else!) It is worth the price and with the original décor is truly a unique place!

Visited June 2014
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WordsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Wordsworth House and Garden, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Dear Jaque, thank you for your lovely review. We are really proud of the unique experience we are able to offer here, and are glad you enjoyed it too!
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