Farringford News, Events and Blogs

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

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

Cowes Week

Cowes Week takes place in August each year and is one of the UK’s longest running sporting events. Starting in 1886…

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Cowes WeekPosted: 21 Jul 2017

White Park Cattle

Rare Breed White Park Cattle at Farringford,Three of our beautiful White Park cattle gave birth to bull cal…

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White Park CattlePosted: 03 Jul 2017

Restoration Update June 2015

Planning Permission,Last winter 2014 we were pleased to be granted full planning permission for the third a…

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Restoration Update June 2015Posted: 12 Jun 2017

Isle of Wight Festival Season

The Isle of Wight Festival on 8th-11th June marks the beginning of the UK’s music festival calendar…

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Isle of Wight Festival SeasonPosted: 22 May 2017

Jim Cheshire talks about Moxon and Tennyson

Though I no longer write this blog regularly, as I said in my last blog, I will send in contributions as and when I c…

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Jim Cheshire talks about Moxon and TennysonPosted: 27 Apr 2017

Orchard Brothers Corner Shop

Just down the road from Farringford, near the thatched church and The Piano wine bar is a little piece of Isle of Wight history, Orchard Brothers family grocers.…

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Orchard Brothers Corner ShopPosted: 22 Mar 2017

A Romantic Spring Break on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight has long been the backdrop for the romantic, from the Pre-Raphaelite artists of the 19th century who were drawn to the romantic poetry of Alfred Lord Tennyson…

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A Romantic Spring Break on the Isle of WightPosted: 20 Dec 2016

Indian Summer

The term 'Indian Summer' is often used to describe a warm, sunny spell of weather in the autumn. But what exactly does it mean? …

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Indian SummerPosted: 26 Oct 2016

Dog-Friendly Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is one of the most dog-friendly places to visit. There is a huge range and variety of walks around the Island's coast from long, safe beaches…

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Dog-Friendly Isle of WightPosted: 23 Aug 2016

The Back of the Wight

The ‘Back of the Wight’ is the south-west facing coast of the Isle of Wight that runs from St Catherines Head to the Needles.…

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The Back of the WightPosted: 21 Jul 2016

Walk the Wight

A massive 7,500 walkers took part in the Island's annual Earl Mountbatten Hospice…

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Walk the WightPosted: 20 May 2016
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