Dove Cottage (The Wordsworth Museum)
Dove Cottage in Grasmere was William Wordsworth's home from 1799 to 1808. Here Wordsworth wrote much of his poetry, and his sister Dorothy kept her famous journals.
Dove Cottage was built in the early 17th Century and for over 170 years was an inn called the 'Dove and Olive'. It closed in 1793, and in 1799 Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy moved in. In 1802 after her marriage to William, Mary Hutchinson arrived. Their three oldest children were born at Dove Cottage - John in 1803, Dora in 1804 and Thomas in 1806. Mary's sister Sara Hutchinson and William's friend Thomas De Quincey also lived here.