The Lake District was the birthplace of William Wordsworth 1770-1850 ...a great poet whose work inspired others to visit the area....the beginning of tourism?
" I wandered lonely as a cloud,
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host,of golden daffodills "
William Wordsworth 1804
Coleridge,Southey and Tennyson all got inspiration from this beautiful part of the world.
I have added a link if you wish to discover more about their work.
|Keswick Moot Hall (Built 1813)|
|Friar's Crag looking south over Derwentwater|
|Scree slopes on Honister Crag|