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Written by JulieW
(6/17/2007 4:37 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Why an invitation to the Lake District?, penned by Adrian
JA was of course enamoured of the Picturesque, and Gilpin's book Observations on Cumberland and Westmoreland( which I've referred to from time to time in this Group Read) details a tour through this region- the Lake District.Both counties, which no longer officialy exist, were part of the Lake District.
And of course,in this book on the way back from the Lake District Gilpin visited Derbyshire. JA was ,IMHO, very influenced by this book, and so used it to plan the Gardiner's route and original destination.
The Lake District was of course justifiably famous and popular with tourists for its beautiful scenery at this time, and has been ever since..
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