Enjoy a trip to John Ruskin’s home in our short film about Brantwood, a paradise of art and nature in the Lake District.
Enjoy a poetic moment and wander lonely as cloud with our short film tribute to William Wordsworth.
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
Prepare to be inspired and discover the wonderful selection of National Trust attractions in the celebrated Lake District!
The spectacular landscape of the Lake District has been a huge influence on some of England’s best known and well loved writers.
Walk in the footsteps of William Wordsworth with a stroll from Ambleside up the long drive to Rydal Hall, through beautiful gardens and woodland over to Grasmere.
Trails of the Unexpected brings the significant collections of Cumbria’s museums and galleries to life by taking visitors out into the epic landscape of the region in the footsteps of writers, artists, empire builders and raiders.
If you haven’t been there yet, you should drop into Beatrix Potter’s world-famous Hill Top farmhouse near Hawkshead, bought from the proceedings of her first book ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’, and also the inspiring Armitt Museum in Ambleside.
Last year was the 150th anniversary of this Lake District icon – to mark the occasion we put together 150 fabulous facts celebrating the life, literature and legacy of author, artist and agriculturalist 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