John Keats is strongly linked to the Isle of Wight, Islanders are proud of their Islands artist heritage.
John Keats was an English Romantic poet who died at the age of twenty five. During his short career he published fifty four poems, ‘in three slim volumes and a few magazines’. Having only become a poet in the last six years of his short life retrospectively he has become one of the best loved and often studied English poets. He stayed on the Isle of Wight during 1817-1819.
During that time, he resided in two houses, one in Castle Road in Carisbrooke and the other Eglantine Cottage in Shanklin.