Save The Three Cups Hotel

The Three Cups Hotel

Campaigning for preservation of the hotel where J.R.R. Tolkien stayed and gained inspiration for his mythology. Jane Austen, G.K. Chesterton, Tennyson and H.W. Longfellow were also guests. The hotel featured in the film, “The French Lieutenant’s Woman”. Please send articles to me, Andrew Townsend, at or add a comment. Thanks to David Moss for all his work. Comments are closed at WDDC for the plans to redevelop the site but you can still write to the papers.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Location, Location, Location

The making of the new film called "The Duchess" in Derbyshire has drawn attention to the effect of film locations on tourist visitor numbers.

I saw an article on this subject on The Daily Telepgraph website, entitled "The Duchess: On set in the Peak District".

The main claim to fame for The Three Cups hotel as a film location is "The French Lieutenant's Woman" from 1981. That film tells a rather sad story of relationships which went wrong and, from the reviews of The Duchess film, it sounds like there is much sadness in the new film.

Cultural tourists looking for something more uplifting may like to visit Lyme Regis and think of its literary connections with Tolkien, Chesterton and Tennyson who all stayed at The Three Cups. They may also enjoy the associations with Jane Austen.

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