Set in the valley likened by Wordsworth to ‘paradise’, Dove Cottage was home to his greatest years as a writer.

Grasmere Vale and its people were the subject of many of Wordsworth’s poems, as well as journal entries by his sister Dorothy.

We are uniquely placed to offer an all-round experience of place, literature and artefacts.

Groups will have an opportunity that cannot be matched in a classroom.

Tailored sessions

The sessions that we offer are by no means restrictive, and they can be tailored to the interests, needs and budgets of your group.  They can also be extended to last over a period of several days, including evenings in Dove Cottage itself.

These courses are open to anyone from student groups and adult learners to Wordsworth enthusiasts.

Have a look at the brochure for more information on the bespoke courses we can offer. We can help you to plan your visit from start to finish, just get in touch.


Through our work we aim to bring people closer to poetry, both at Dove Cottage and across Cumbria.

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Contemporary Poetry

At Dove Cottage, we celebrate poetry as a living tradition.

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