The Wordsworth Trust section of our blog contains articles about the wonderful collection that we hold and what we do at Dove Cottage & The Wordsworth Museum.

Gilpin, John Bernard. - View of Carlisle Cathedral. - 1765.Gilpin, John Bernard. - View of Carlisle Cathedral. - 1765.

Carlisle's Historic Buildings

Growing up in Carlisle I was not familiar with its historic buildings. Of course I’d been to the castle, to look around and go to children’s events. My secondary school prize giving ceremonies were held in the cathedral, and one felt like it had gone on for so long that my friends and I joked […]

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Joseph Wilkinson and the Guide to the Lakes

By Jenny Uglow

The Wordsworth Trust has nearly 50 watercolour sketches by Joseph Wilkinson (1765-1831), one of the figures on the fringes of Wordsworth’s life.

When I became interested in him a couple of years ago, for a hugely enjoyable Wordsworth Trust day in Grasmere, celebrating local artists, the Carlisle historian Denis Perriam, thought back […]

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Wordsworth and Romanticism

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