A Christmas gifts and craft fair will be held in Wordsworth’s home at Rydal Mount in December.
The two-day event will feature some of the county’s best artists and makers of glass, ceramics and jewellery along with cards and prints.
Copies of poetry and other books signed by members of the Wordsworth family will also be on sale.
The fair – on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday December 11 and 12 – will have live music, mulled wine and mince pies in the tea-room, and it’s hoped that craft workshops will be staged in the garden gazebos.
Tickets for the fair, which includes access to the house and all its exhibits, will be £12 (£6 for children) with a reduced price by booking online in advance. Advance tickets will go on sale via the Rydal Mount website in November.
Among those already signed up to take part are Jane Exley of the Woolly Rug co, Letty Ashworth of Lakeland Stitch, and Sally Anne Lambert of Moongazer Cards.
The great-great-great-great grandsons of William Wordsworth, Christopher Andrew and Simon Bennie, are organising the fair. Christopher said: “The house and gardens are the perfect setting for a Christmas celebration.”