Visitors can take guided tours of the beautifully preserved Dove Cottage, the home of William Wordsworth from 1799-1808. The garden is also open, as weather allows. The Wordsworth Museum displays a unique collection of his manuscripts, books and paintings. Special exhibitions and events are sponsored throughout the year. Gift shop, Dove Cottage Tea Room and Restaurant on site. Open daily, closed December 24-26. Tel: +44 (0)1539 435 544.