Overbeck is a stunning cottage with fabulous views over Scandale Beck and the surrounding…
Enjoy the languid, lived-in feel of William Wordsworth's family home. The house contains important family portraits, furniture, and many of the poet's personal possessions, together with first editions of his work. Walk the beautiful gardens, sit in the poet's summerhouse, enjoy the breathtaking views of the lakes and hills and understand why Wordsworth loved to write here.
Facilities – at a glance
Assist dogs allowed
Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Facilities: Assistance to front door and ramp
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open Mar-Oct, daily 9.30-5; Nov, Dec & Feb, Wed-Sun 11-4. Closed 24-25 Dec & Jan
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About the area
Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.
Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.
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