Farringford News, Events and Blogs

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

Isle of Wight D-Day 75th Celebrations

Hundreds of veterans will be in Portsmouth to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the largest seaborne invasion in History…

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Isle of Wight D-Day 75th CelebrationsPosted: 04 Jun 2019

Emily Tennyson and Cymbeline

This line of Shakespeare’s play Cymbeline was said to be the last line that Tennyson read before he died…

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Emily Tennyson and CymbelinePosted: 22 May 2019

Walk This May! The Isle of Wight Walking Festival

May is National Walking Month with the strapline, "Walk This May", and the Isle of Wight Walking Festival is just the place to do it!…

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Walk This May! The Isle of Wight Walking FestivalPosted: 08 May 2019

The Island Celebrates Queen Victoria

During the Summer of 2019 the Isle of Wight is set to celebrate the Victorian era with events around Queen Victoria's 200th birthday.…

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The Island Celebrates Queen VictoriaPosted: 01 May 2019

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
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