Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Dimbola Lodge

I am on the Isle of Wight for the next few days staying with relatives. One of the places we always like to visit is the former home of the Victorian pioneer photographer, Julia Margaret Cameron. Dimbola Lodge is located near Freshwater Bay close to the cliffs on the south side of the island where Tennyson used to walk and also close to the site of the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival. There is a permanent exhibit of the festival in Dimbola Lodge museum and a statue of Jimi Hendrix has been placed in the grounds. Well worth a detour from the coastal path or round the island cycle route! 


Susan Richardson said...

Thank you for the recommendation - have only been to the Isle of Wight once, about ten years ago (to do some coastal walking) so I don't really know it very well at all. Hope your trip was a good one!

Rhys said...

There is a coastal path and a round the island cycle route now - the southern coast and the western end of the island are the most unspoilt. The Coastal Path would be a great location for one of your Poetry Walks! Interested to hear about Avebury! I once witnessed a Druid Wedding ceremony in the stone circle a few years ago - a very mysterious place!