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1803

William & Dorothy Wordsworth visit Lanark & stay at the Clydesdale Inn

Her first impressions of the town and the Clydesdale Inn where the party stayed were not  very complimentary but as her visit continued she had much more in the way of  compliments to give.

William and Dorothy Wordsworth with their friend Samuel Taylor Coleridge visited Lanark and the Falls of Clyde in August 1803. Dorothy in her journal of their journey records her impressions of Lanark, the Falls and the surrounding countryside. She describes  Corra Linn -  “I was much affected by the first view of it. The majesty and strength of the water, for I had  never before seen so large a cataract, struck me with astonishment, which died away, giving place to more delightful feelings;…..”