Now, if you know your Romantic Poets you’ll know that John Keats was one of the leading lights in the early 19th Century but you might not know that he originally studied as a surgeon but left to focus on his poetry. At Keats House you’ll learn all about him and about his love for the girl next door “Fanny Brawne’, ah the old romantic!
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Discover Durham’s great outdoors with BBC Countryfile presenter Anita Rani. Join Anita as she explores Durham’s ‘stiles, steeds and stars’ to sample the county’s stunning scenery and natural attractions on foot, by bike and under the region’s vast glistening dark skies. Discover how you can enjoy an array of walking, cycling and family activities on a short break or weekend away.
The South Downs in Sussex/Hampshire counties is just a stones throw from Brighton and Hove and covers almost 260 square miles. It is perfect for those that want to get out and about and be surrounded by stunning landscapes. Theres so much to explore from Roman roads to charming little pubs and Ben goes off to enjoy it for a day.
The County of Durham in North East England has so much to offer! What with its history dating back to St Cuthbert and then the bishop of Durham making it a ecclesiastical centre of the medieval period. There is so much to do there and some great foodie adventures from quaint little pubs making 5 star food to Beamish museum to wonderful plush hotels and Gregg is on a mission to sample a few! Why not join him on his Durham adventure!
The County of Durham is one big place and has a wide variety of activities for those of an adventurous disposition! Here Ben Fogle tries out all sorts of fun from paddle boarding to mountain bikes to jumping about in the water, the hard part was trying to get him too stop!!
William Wordsworth wrote some of the most important poems in English Literature. He lived for a while in Grasmere in the Lake District with his sister Lucy and penned some of his finest works. Dove cottage and the Wordsworth museum next door give you a wonderful insight into his time there. You can jump on a boat and go for trip around where he would have wondered as a cloud (you see what i did there) and if you go at the right time of year you might even see some of those daffodils he loved so much, best take your quill in case you get inspired!