The poet William Wordsworth called the English Lake District “The loveliest spot that man hath found,” and he is not alone as stunning scenery of the Lake District and Cumbria have influenced a great many writers and poets.
Visit the homes of great writers such as William Wordsworth, John Ruskin and Beatrix Potter. See the places that inspired Alfred Lord Tennyson, Edward Fitzgerald and Lake District guide writer Alfred Wainwright.
Combine a little literary discovery with a visit to one of our attraction:
Brantwood (Coniston) – John Ruskin’s home
Dove Cotttage (Grasmere) – Wordsworth’s home from 1799 to 1808
Mirehouse & Gardens (nr Keswick) – inspired Lord Alfred Tennyson
Brockhole Visitor Centre (Windermere) – Home to Beatrix Potter’s Cousin
Rydal Mount (Rydal) Home to William Wordsworth until his death