Local Famous People

Famous People Associated with The Lake District

Beautiful flowers of the Lake District

The Lake District is fortunate to have been home to some very famous people who have helped the Lake District become well known for its natural unspoilt landscape. The Lake District was immortalised by William Wordsworth and visitors can see the home where he grew up, the homes (Dove Cottage, Grasmere and Rydal Mount) where he penned some of his most famous works, or follow in his footsteps and see the beauty that inspired some of his most famous poems such as the ‘Daffodils’.

Beatrix Potter famous for her delightful children’s tales such as Peter Rabbit made her home in the Lake District and got much inspiration from the surrounding ares she was a huge lover of the Lake District and was keen to ensure the area was preserved for future generations by bequeathing a large amount of her land and buildings to the National Trust. Visitors can visit her home Hilltop.

John Ruskin, famous social commentator, artist and poet made his home on the East side of Coniston and is open to the public for visits.

Arthur Ransome (Swallows and Amazon’s writer inspired by Coniston Water) and Alfred Wainwright (developed a large number of very popular pictorial guides to the Lakeland Fells), found the tranquility and beauty of the Lakes inspirational.

Gainsborough, Turner and Constable all painted The Lake District, having being inspired by the spectacular landscape of this volcanic rock area and its beautiful lakes.