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John Ruskin Memorial

A simple memorial of Borrowdale slate to the writer, thinker and painter John Ruskin.

John Ruskin Memorial Keswick
John Ruskin Memorial

In a grove of trees on Friar’s Crag is a simple memorial of Borrowdale slate to the writer, thinker and painter John Ruskin. His writing on the impact that natural landscapes have on people was a huge influence on the founders of the National Trust.

Ruskin once said Keswick was a place almost too beautiful to live in. The monument is a grade II listed structure and reads:

‘The first thing I remember…was being taken by my nurse to the brow of Friar’s Crag on Derwentwater’.

Get here by Launch:
Stop at Keswick Boat Landings. 5 mins walk from jetty.