This illustrated history provides a nostalgic look at
the Lake District’s past and highlights the special
character of some of its most important historic sites.
The photographs are taken from the Historic England
Archive, a unique collection of over 12 million
photographs, drawings, plans and documents
covering England’s archaeology, architecture, social
and local history. Pictures date from the earliest days
of photography to the present and cover subjects from Bronze Age burials and medieval churches to cinemas and seaside resorts.
The Lake District is by far the UK’s most popular
national park. Every year some 15 million people come
here to explore the region’s fells and countryside. Ever
since the Romantic poets arrived in the nineteenth
century, its panorama of craggy hilltops, mountain
tarns and glittering lakes have been stirring the
imaginations of visitors. Among the many writers
who found inspiration here are William Wordsworth,
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Arthur Ransome and, of
course, Beatrix Potter, a lifelong lover of the Lakes.
This book will help you discover the beauty that these
authors fell in love with.
Amberley Publishing (2017)