This view of Borrowdale was not done from life but on the basis of a Beaumont sketch.

The drawing should be compared with two sketches by Sir George Beaumont, one dated 29 May 1798 and another inscribed Borrowdale, Wed Dec 26 Harrogate.


Sir Francis Beaumont.

Wordsworth Grasmere

Wordsworth Grasmere, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SH
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Opening times

Opening 2020. 7 April 2020 to 31 October 2020, 10:00 -17:30 (seven days per week) 1 November 2020 to 31 March 2021, 11:00 -16:30 (open Wednesday to Sunday) Christmas and New Year see website for details. Last admission will be one hour before closing. Parts of our site are opening throughout 2020 because of our redevelopment project. Check our website before your visit to see what will be open.

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