The home of William Wordsworth - Wordsworth House, Cumbria

A member of NT staff dressed in costume outside the front of Wordsworth House and Garden, Cockermouth

This lovely Georgian townhouse, in the Cumbrian town of Cockermouth, was the birthplace and childhood home of romantic poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy.

Presented as their bustling family home and peopled by costumed servants, it offers an unforgettable chance for all ages to experience what it was like to live in the 1770s. Relax in our beautiful summerhouse on Wordsworth’s famous terrace, walk and listen to his poetry and discover the nature that inspired his work.