In the world of Romantic literature, the Lake District is immediately synonymous with the Lake Poets. One of the best-known of these, so-called as they all resided in the Lake District in the early nineteenth century, is Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Hawksmoor Guest House provides a comfortable base from which you can visit many places that inspired the writer of the poems 'Kubla Khan' and 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'.
For example, you can easily visit the town of Keswick - and, in particular, Greta Hall, where the poet lived from 1800 to 1804. The building is now Grade I listed, and still impressive today for its flush-panelled central double door and Venetian windows. Robert Southey later lived in Greta Hall as Poet Laureate.
Your Keswick visit could be followed with walking in the fells of the Lake District. Coleridge is recorded as the first person to have descended the mountain of Sca Fell through Broad Stand and to the narrow ridge of Mickledore. However, be warned that Broad Stand is an accident black spot that you should cross only with great care.
After lots of walking through beautiful rural scenery that has changed very little since Coleridge's time, you can relax back at our comfy B and B in Windermere. That would be an ideal time to read poetry that Coleridge wrote during his life in the Lake District - including the poem 'Dejection: An Ode'. There's an undoubted literary beauty to holidays that you can enjoy from Hawksmoor Lakeland Guest House.
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