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The Lake District has such fantastically diverse character. You can find adventure and/or take advantage of the timeless sense of beauty, charm and tranquillity. Take part in adventure activities, or find enjoyment in some of the finest mountain scenery in the UK. While away the hours while sailing on the beautiful waters that give the Lake District its name, or get a bit more energetic and explore the lush valleys and little hamlet towns with your family or friends. There’s loads of exciting things to do and see, great local food to taste, restaurants to try out and shops, galleries and museums to visit. Here at Lakelets, you’ll find the short term accommodation you need and at the same time search for inspirational ideas about what to see and do during your stay. Our guides will help you find out all about the spectacular Lake District and the beautiful surrounding areas inside and outside Cumbria’s fabulous National Park.

Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum

Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum was the much-loved home of the well-known English poet William Wordsworth between 1799-1808.

Wordsworth (April 7, 1790 – April 23, 1850) helped launch the Romantic Age in English literature. His masterpiece is generally considered to be ‘The Prelude,’ an autobiographical poem of his early years. It was never published during his lifetime and was only given the title after his death. Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth , where his home – now known as Wordworth House – is looked after by the National Trust. He later moved several miles across the Lake District to Dove Cottage, situated to the South of Grasmere Village, on the A591 Kendal to Keswick road. The cottage and museum were shortlisted for the Guardian family-friendly museums awards, 2005 and along with the restaurant are open daily from 9.30am-5.30pm from March to December. An open top bus (no.599) operates from Windermere to Grasmere every 20 minutes during the summer. Cycle bars are located next to the restaurant where early morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea is served for much of the year. The telephone number for Dove Cottage is 015494 35544. eMail:

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