Visiting Coleridge Cottage: What you need to know

The Second Parlour at Coleridge Cottage

Coleridge Cottage is now closed and will reopen on 23 March. Check our opening times for more details.

Coleridge Cottage is now closed and will reopen on 23 March. Check our opening times for more details. 

What to expect from your visit.

In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about what’s open and what to expect from your visit.

Arrivals and parking

Parking is at the Ancient Mariner (opposite the Cottage) or Castle Street car park 500 yards away from Coleridge Cottage (neither National Trust). When you arrive at the Cottage, please have your ticket ready to show our volunteers either on your phone or a printed copy. If you’re a member, you’ll also need to show your membership card. You will show your tickets outside the Cottage and then proceed inside.

Please arrive within your timeslot if you've booked a visit. Sadly we won’t be able to guarantee you entry if you're more than 10 minutes late- your entry will be at the discretion of the property staff and will be based on visitor numbers and the ability to maintain social distancing.

Staying safe at Coleridge

Please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. And look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site. It is recomemended that you wear a face mask inside the cottage, unless exempt.

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit. 

What’s open?

The cottage and garden are open on select days, please check our opening times. You will need to book your visit in advance, especially at weekends and holidays- if you do not book then we cannot guarantee admission. The shop and tea-room are not currently open.


If you are bringing your own lunch, there is a small amount of room in the garden for picnics. Please can we ask that you take your rubbish home with you after your picnic. Thank you.

Bringing your family

Pushchairs are not able to go around the cottage. Pushchairs are welcome in the garden, although there are slopes and uneven paths in places. There is one toilet available inside the cottage. There are no baby changing facilities.

Bringing your dog

Assistance dogs only are allowed on site.


  • The route is not suitable for wheelchairs, powered mobility vehicles or pushchairs.
  • There are no designated Blue Badge parking spaces for the cottage.
  • There is no accessible toilet.