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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tennyson Memorial on the Isle of Wight

At the top of Tennyson Down at 147m above sea level, stands a huge granite cross commemorating the life of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson (see below). Tennyson Down itself is a hill at the western end of the Isle of Wight near Totland. The poet Lord Tennyson lived nearby at Farringdon House for nearly 40 years.

Tennyson Down is part of a chalk ridge which ends with The Needles. The Down is owned and managed by the National Trust. It is open to the public.

Tennyson Memorial on the Isle of Wight

The Tennyson Memorial is located just off the A3055 on the Isle of Wight. Visitors to the Tennyson Memorial may also want to view the nearby Needles.

The Tennyson Memorial Map

© 2011 John Westby

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