On the trail of the Poet Laureate Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Louth, East Lincolnshire

Follow a trail through Lincolnshire and learn about Tennyson's life and verse and discover the places which gave him so much inspiration.

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Succeeding William Wordsworth as Queen Victoria’s Poet Laureate, Tennyson was born in the Lincolnshire Wolds in 1809, and was the most successful poet of Victorian times; still read and loved by many today.

All across the Lincolnshire Wolds, Tennyson's inspirational haunts can be discovered - his home village of Somersby, Bag Enderby where his father was rector, his school in Louth, and Harrington Hall, which bore witness to his expanding social life. The poet also had a love of the sea and frequently visited the coast where he would recite his poems out loud.

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