LITERARY TRAVELERS HEAD TO GRASMERE

Sara Thopson - Jun 1, 2009
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The Lake District is one of the most striking areas of England. Spring time has only added to its beauty and tourists are now returning in search of the muses which once inspired the great generation of English Lake Poets.

The Lake District belongs to England’s most favorite and charming holiday destinations. Whether it is only for a long weekend or a proper hiking holiday, the district is simply perfect for all kinds of outdoor activities. The grasping natural beauty carries everyone away with misty lakes, evergreen hills and breathtaking views. Especially spring time adds to local charm and it comes as no surprise that the number of visitors has been on the rise in the past months.

Apart from the enchanting scenery, the ‘Lakes’ possess another reputed treasure – poetry of the famous Lake Poets. Many visitors follow the footsteps of William Wordsworth and Samuel T. Coleridge to see and feel what once inspired their literary genius. Wordsworth actually lived in the Dove Cottage close to Grasmere, a village where the famous poet lived for 14 years and where you can find his grave. Tourists may visit the Dove Cottage today, take a tour around the house as well as its wonderful gardens and explore a museum dedicated to his work and life.

Grasmere attracted many other famous artists – Sir Walter Scott used to eat his breakfast at the Swann, a famous inn mentioned by Wordsworth in one of his poems. Thomas de Quincey also lived and worked in the Dove Cottage.

The Lake District is an inspiring and truly magnificent place to visit. Hiking is an absolute must as well. There are plenty of trails to choose from varying in length or difficulty. The lakes feature a variety of water sports and those who are too lazy to delve into a bit of kayaking or canoeing are more than welcome to rent a motor boat and explore. Paddle boats seem to do the trick for a lot of families and couples who enjoy a bit of fresh air and do not mind getting wet. Tourists are always welcome to spend unforgettable holidays here – close to nature and breathtaking beauty.

 

 

 

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