This Winter tour takes you to the fascinating places associated with the Romantic poets of Wordsworth, Southey and Coleridge in the beautiful Lake District landscape. Drive through the stunning scenery for a glimpse of the hall where Southey and Coleridge lived and on to the quintessentially English churchyard to see Southey's grave and memorial within the church. Following in the poets' footsteps, visit the pretty village of Grasmere. Discover the places the Wordsworths spent their daily lives and the village where they lived. See the Wordsworth family graves, one of the most visited places in the Lake District.
Explore Dove Cottage and its surroundings, where Wordsworth lived with his sister. Although the cottage will be closed, it being readied for opening to celebrate Wordsworth's 250th birthday, we will take a look at the area where it is situated. See where William wrote Ode: Intimations of Immortality, Ode to Duty, My Heart Leaps Up, and I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, together with parts of his autobiographical epic, The Prelude.
Head to Rydal Mount to see the family home where he lived for 37 years and died in 1850. Visit the beautiful and tranquil Rydal Hall Gardens to see the sculpture path throughout the grounds and hear the sound of rushing water running over a series of high waterfalls down a rocky ravine, through the mossy banks of a wooded garden. The oldest viewing house in the country, from 1669, is sited below the lower fall. Finish the day at Rydal Church and Dora's Field, planted by the poet in memory of his daughter.
This is a winter full day tour around Wordsworth country in the heart of the Lake District National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You will have an experienced driver for your safety on those steep, narrow and twisty Lakeland roads.
You will be accompanied all morning by a knowledgeable guide who can answer your questions and point out all the interesting things along the way.
You will be part of a small group of up to six people so that you get the best, most enjoyable and personalised experience possible.
The English Lake District weather can change quickly, even in the summer months. Please bring a waterproof coat with a hood in case of rain or windy weather.
As there is some walking involved on the tour, some uphill and on uneven or wet terrain, please wear suitable, comfortable shoes.
This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 5.
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