Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Alfred Lord Tennyson's Farringford Estate is now open to the public on the Isle of Wight!

Farringford The Home of Tennyson on the Isle of Wight
Image belongs to Farringford Estate 2017 

I just wanted to share a quick post with you all.

On August 23rd, 2017, Farringford, the home of Victorian Poet Laureate, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, officially re-opened to the public after being restored in detail the way it was during the time Alfred Tennyson lived there with his wife Lady Tennyson and two sons Hallam and Lionel Tennyson.
The family occupied the house during the years 1853 up until his death in 1892. They were some of the happiest years spent in the home.

The Tennyson family gardens have been restored as well. The tour includes home and gardens.

According to the Farringford Estate,

"Admission to the house and grounds is PRE-BOOKED TIMED ENTRY ONLY! Tours of the house run twice a day, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday.

Please call 01983 752500 to reserve your place." 

For more information, please visit the website of Farringford House  

Since I live in the United States, I would be eternally grateful to anyone who tours Farringford and shares their experiences here with me!  I will visit the home but not for another few years.


Hels said...

I saw Farringford Estate before it was closed and restored, and loved it. I assumed (without checking) that it was pretty much as Alfred Tennyson, his wife and two sons had left it.

No worries. I will take photos of the restored parts next time we visit the Isle of Wight and send them to you :)

Kimberly Eve said...

Hi Hels,

I'm glad you got to visit before and will return again.
Yes, I would love to see any photos you take and
will post them here.

Thanks so much for commenting.

I know you'll live Farringford.

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