House is situated in Cockermouth
at the western end of Main Street and is owned by the
Trust. The house was built in 1745 and was purchased
by Sir James Lowther in 1764 and was let to his agent
John Wordsworth the father of William Wordsworth.
Wordsworth was born at the house on the 7th April
1770 and was the second eldest of five  in the family.
Dorothy, his sister was born on Christmas Day the following
year. Richard the eldest was born in 1768, John was
born in 1772 and Christopher in 1774. Their mother Ann
died in 1778 when William was eight  years old, and
the children were then sent to stay with relatives.
The house was never owned by the Wordsworth, it came
with the job and was always owned by the Lowther Family.
The house itself is the handsomest in this very pretty
west Cumbrian town with its beautiful Georgian front
and imposing gate piers. You can visit the fine rooms
and the see the furniture, with most of it being owned
by Wordsworth himself, and the fine portraits of Wordsworth
and the various other Lake's writers.
Light meals and drinks are available and there is also
a shop to purchase or browse Wordsworth items.
It is advisable to
contact Wordsworth House prior to your visit if there
is something specific you wish to see or any alterations
have been made to the Opening times and the attraction
Further information and details on opening
times, costs and facilities please contact or
visit web site.