Farringford News, Events and Blogs

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

Skyfall: Tennyson and James Bond

Tennyson is a very well quoted poet, even recited by Dame Judi Dench as ‘M’ towards the end of the 007 film Skyfall from his poem Ulysses.…

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Skyfall: Tennyson and James BondPosted: 22 Feb 2019

‘Across the Pond’ - Transatlantic Tennyson

Tennyson was always a performer, and concentrated very much on his looks. During his years at Farringford he grew the large beard which subsequently became famous. . .…

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‘Across the Pond’ - Transatlantic TennysonPosted: 22 Jan 2019

‘Alfred, Lawn Tennyson’ - Tennyson’s Love for his Lawn

If you have visited Farringford House you will have seen that the lawns at the front of the house which are as extensive now as they were during Tennyson’s time here.…

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‘Alfred, Lawn Tennyson’ - Tennyson’s Love for his LawnPosted: 21 Dec 2018

Dinosaur Isle - The Primrose Walk and Tennyson’s Fossil Collection

Scientific and poetic discoveries moved hand in hand at Farringford where both Tennyson and Darwin took steps in the same direction, mentally and literally, walking the 'Primrose Path' towards innovation. …

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Dinosaur Isle - The Primrose Walk and Tennyson’s Fossil CollectionPosted: 20 Nov 2018

It’s All Nonsense: Tennyson, Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear

When I found out about Tennyson’s friendships with Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear through my visit to Farringford, it surprised but didn’t shock me.…

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It’s All Nonsense: Tennyson, Lewis Carroll and Edward LearPosted: 26 Oct 2018

Halloween and October Half Term Events

October Half Term for 2018 is here! What are you going to do with all the family? Commencing on Friday 19th October the Spooky themed Isle of Wight has a loads to offer! …

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Halloween and October Half Term EventsPosted: 22 Oct 2018

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
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