William Wordsworth and the Lake District

The Romantic poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850) spent most of his life in the Lake District, living with his sister Dorothy and his wife Mary Hutchinson. In this video I’ll show you the places and landscapes that influenced his poetry!

Places Featured:

Dove Cottage, Grasmere

Owned by the Wordsworth Trust, Dove Cottage is lovely to explore, filled with Wordsworth’s possessions. The Wordsworth Museum is also onsite and houses the largest collection of Wordsworth’s poetry.

https://wordsworth.org.uk/visit/dove-cottage.html

Rydal Mount, located between Grasmere and Ambleside

Wordsworth spent nearly 40 years living in this beloved family home, and wrote many of his famous poems here.

http://www.rydalmount.co.uk/

Grasmere Water

Coniston Water

Tarn Hows

Ambleside

Images sourced from the National Portrait Gallery, Poetry Foundation, The Guardian, Wikipedia

 

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