Dove Cottage was built about 400 years ago and was originaly a pub called the Dove and Olive. It stood on what was then the main road between Ambleside and Keswick. The Wordsworths moved here on the 20th December 1799 soon after the pub had closed down by Peter clayton

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Tour of Dove Cottage
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Ground Floor I First Floor
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