Literature and the Lake District
The Lake District is culturally significant for literature. It is well known for the literary individuals who have lived here and written about it. The dramatic changes taking place during the industrial revolution inspired the Romantic Movement in literature and the Lake District was an escape from the harsh realities of city life at the time. Many literary figures chose to live in the Lake District during this era such as William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Both were members of the group known as the Lake Poets.
The Lake District has the idyllic and lush qualities of quintessentially English rural countryside but also harbours the darker more dramatic landscapes of rugged fells and pikes. Many Literary figures have found inspiration from its unique landscapes and features detailing the many fell walks, the surrounding Lakes and their unique qualities. If you are interested in visiting these culturally significant areas of the Lake District, here are some of the places written about by some well-known poets and writers.