Wordsworth House, Cockermouth
Wordsworth House and Garden, in Cockermouth, is the birthplace and childhood home of romantic poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy.
It’s set up just like it was when they lived here with their parents, three brothers, and servants in the 1770s. There’s real food on the dining table, a fire burning in the kitchen, and a recipe William and Dorothy might have eaten for you to taste.
Ink and quill pens are ready in the office, and if you play the piano, you can try out the replica harpsichord. The children’s bedroom is full of toys and dressing up clothes, and in the Wordsworth Room there are books and games to enjoy. And the garden is packed with 18th-century vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers, just like it would have been when William played there.
Open throughout the year this is a great wet weather day out for all the family and especially those with a love of the great romantic poet. Prices for adult admission start at £7.09 and kids at £3.54. it is a National Trust property, so members get in free.
Address: Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX
Telephone: 01900 824805