Dove Cottage amd the Wordsowrth Museum
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Dove Cottage & the Wordsworth Museum

Attractions History & culture

Visit William Wordsworths home between 1799 and 1808. This was also where Dorothy Wordsworth created her renowned Grasmere Journals. Now, the Wordsworth Museum is home to over 90% of Wordsworths surviving manuscripts, as well as a collection of his contemporaries work. So, follow in the footsteps of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Sir Walter Scott and William Hazlitt and pay a visit to this famous cottage brimful of historical and artistic riches

  • Location The Lakes
  • Date range Year round

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Hotels in Windermere

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa 4 Stars

Our Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa is one of the finest 4-star hotels the Lake District. Set on the shores of Lake Windermere - England’s largest lake - our hotel offers the best of breathtaking scenery and fine facilities. From unrivalled views over our mature lawns, to private jetties and moorings on the lake - our hotel proves a popular choice for family holidays, business and weddings.

  • Traditional country house charm
  • Majestic views of Lake Windermere
  • Extensive private gardens
  • 106 luxurious bedrooms
  • Spa & Vital Health centre
  • Meeting and conference facilities
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Valet parking (£20 per night)

from £163.00 per room per stay

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Hotel in Grasmere

Macdonald Swan Hotel 3 Stars

Built in 1650, the Macdonald Swan Hotel is perfectly placed for exploring the Lake District National Park. Afterwards, relax with a delicious meal or enjoy the atmosphere of the Walkers’ Bar, before retiring to a traditionally-furnished, comfortable room.

  • Cosy and inviting, with blazing log fires in winter
  • Set in the heart of the Lake District National Park
  • Relaxing rural location ideal for Lake District Activities
  • Close to M6 motorway
  • 37 en-suite bedrooms
  • Free onsite parking
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Sheltered private garden with views of Helm Crag
  • Waggoner’s Restaurant

from £106.00 per room per stay

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