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Make the most of your visit while attending this event and take a tour of Dove Cottage and gardens.

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Wordsworth Country

The Wordsworth Museum

01 April 2016 - 02 January 2017
9.30am - 5.30pm

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Lakes, Mountains and Waterfalls explores the ways in which Wordsworth's words began to draw people to the landscape that inspired them, and shows how the Lake District became so inextricably linked with its most famous figure.

By the end of the nineteenth century tens of thousands of people were visiting the Lake District, drawn by the writings of William Wordsworth. Tourists wanted to stand where he had stood, and to experience the very scenery described in his poetry.

The Lake District became identified with its most famous son and was renamed in guides and on maps as ‘Wordsworthshire’ or ‘Wordsworth Country’.

After it opened in the Summer of 1891, people flocked to Dove Cottage to see where his most famous work was written.

This exhibition will enable you to follow in the footsteps of the early Wordsworthian pilgrims, using original guide books, maps, poems and paintings to aid your choice of route.

Open daily from 6 March 2016. Admission is included with your ticket to Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum.

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