Farringford News, Events and Blogs

We will bring you news on the House, upcoming events and insights into the works of Tennyson.

Wight In Bloom Winner!

Farringford Walled Garden wins the Wight in Bloom Best Small Tourist Attraction Garden…

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Wight In Bloom Winner!Posted: 04 Oct 2018

Inspired by Sappho

The iconic portrait of Sappho by Julia Margaret Cameron eerily reflects the famous portrait by George Frederick Watts of Tennyson, a copy of which hangs in Farringford’s Ante-Room…

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Inspired by SapphoPosted: 22 Sep 2018

First Visit to Farringford, Tennyson's Isle of Wight Home

My first visit to Farringford was like getting to know Tennyson personally. Tennyson’s desk, Tennyson’s clothes, Tennyson’s paintings and even his eating habits (and love of apple pie) were vividly displayed and described.…

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First Visit to Farringford, Tennyson's Isle of Wight HomePosted: 23 Aug 2018

The Cowes Torquay Cowes Powerboat Race

This weekend Cowes will be hosting the 58th year of Powerboat Racing with 100mph offshore powerboats racing to Torquay and back.…

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The Cowes Torquay Cowes Powerboat RacePosted: 20 Aug 2018

Annual Fort Walk

Every year the Fort Walk attracts thousands of people to the beaches of St Helens and Bembridge when the tides are at their lowest. …

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Annual Fort WalkPosted: 07 Aug 2018

Lendy Cowes Week 2018

Cowes will be buzzing from 3rd to 11th August with a variety of on-land activities as Cowes Week comes to the town . . . and it's not just for sailors!…

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Lendy Cowes Week 2018 Posted: 31 Jul 2018

Isle of Wight CycleFest

The Isle of Wight CycleFest is an organised cycling event offering guided rides for all levels from various destinations on the Isle of Wight.…

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Isle of Wight CycleFest Posted: 24 Jul 2018

Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge

This week the Isle of Wight welcomes the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge to Cowes. This is a great opportunity to visit the yachting centre of the world to witness the Panerai British Classic Week …

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Panerai Classic Yachts ChallengePosted: 13 Jul 2018

Bear Hunt

‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ is a classic childrens favourite and this year Visit Isle of Wight, The National Trust and Walker Books have teamed up to create their very own ‘Bear Hunt’ on the Isle of Wight.…

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Bear HuntPosted: 10 Jul 2018

Equestrian Action at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight

Catch the world’s most renowned equestrian athletes in a competition like no other. Olympic heroes and young, keen talent will compete in a thrilling triathlon of events to become champion of London Capital & Finance Osborne Horse Trials.…

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Equestrian Action at Osborne House on the Isle of WightPosted: 24 Jun 2018

Isle of Wight Festival Celebrating 50 Years

The Isle of Wight Festival has an esteemed history having started way back in 1968, the festival was subsequently banned due to the sheer number of people who turned up in 1970 to see Jimi Hendrix's last ever gig.…

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Isle of Wight Festival Celebrating 50 YearsPosted: 18 Jun 2018

Crossing the Bar

"Crossing the Bar" is one of Tennyson's most famous poems. It is often read at funerals and memoria…

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Crossing the BarPosted: 22 Jul 2017
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