The spectacular landscape of the Lake District has been a huge influence on some of England’s best known and well loved writers.
Beatrix Potter is a world-renowned author, synonymous with the Lake District, charming children’s books and of course the iconic Peter Rabbit. There is however a great deal more to discover about this talented writer and influential thinker
See how culture has inspired visitors to the Lake District in the past, as well as continuing today, with this latest exhibition at the Wordsworth Museum.
To mark the 150th anniversary year of this Lake District icon, who was born on 28 July 1866, here are 150 fabulous facts celebrating the life, literature and legacy of author, artist and agriculturalist Beatrix Potter.
The Lake District has inspired generations to protect and cherish its natural beauty, including one of its most famous residents, Beatrix Potter.
The Ruskin Museum is a veritable cabinet of curiosities telling The Story of Coniston – a voyage of discovery from the first Stone Age fell-walkers to the enlightened John Ruskin
For a cultural adventure in a beautiful Lake District setting, make a date in your diary for ‘Life Distilled’ a new exhibition at Brantwood, home of John Ruskin, the writer, artist and social reformer.
On 18th June 1815, the Battle of Waterloo brought to a close 23 years of bloody war, which devastated Europe from Spain to Russia, when a British and allied army commanded by Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington defeated the French Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte.
For one night only, on Friday 15 May, join the Wordsworth Trust at 7.30pm for a night of beer, food, music & poetry as Dove Cottage becomes the Cherry Tree Inn. . . back in the 1800s!
The real story behind the most famous poem in the English language has been revealed at The Wordsworth Museum, next door to Dove Cottage in the beautiful village of Grasmere in the Lake District.