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The Lake District Chronicles: 2

Exploring Grasmere: Helm Crag and Dove Cottage

During the summer of 2015, I spent a lot of time exploring the Lake District. I was living in Lancaster by myself, and for £10.80 you can get an Explorer ticket, which allows you to travel anywhere in the Lakes and back. 377 more words


Charlotte Smith’s Ethelinde: A Missing Link to Romanticism and the Gothic

This blog might well be titled, “Charlotte Smith, where have you been all my life?” because Smith was a major influence on the development of the early novel, and yet I only just discovered Charlotte Turner Smith (1749-1806) about a year ago when my friend Ellen Moody began blogging about her. 2,123 more words

Classic Gothic Novels

I didn't wander lonely as a cloud

Anglotopia Day 11 – Lake District – Grasmere & Ambleside

A pilgrimage to the one-time home of William Wordsworth was in order.

Dove Cottage near Grasmere has been kept much as it was in Wordsworth’s day. 721 more words


Grasmere: The last day

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Grasmere is a picture-perfect village in the centre of the Lake District. It has famous literary associations, not least with the poet William Wordsworth. 347 more words


An English Education, Part 2: The Lake District

This year my sister completed her Masters degree in Engineering for Sustainable Development at Cambridge University. My mom, aunt, and I visited her there at the end of March before going to the Lake District. 467 more words


Silver How and Easedale

It’s been a good weekend! On Saturday Wigan, against the odds, won the Rugby League Grand Final at Old Trafford, and on Sunday we enjoyed great Autumn weather during a walk in the Lake District. 319 more words