10 of Britain’s most fascinating literary landmarks

Here, from VisitBritain, are ten must see literary destinations to add to your bucketlist. Click on the link at the bottom for details. I’ve attended a play at The Globe, which was riveting. The action on stage was so absorbing that I didn’t even notice standing on a hard concrete floor for three hours. A modern day groundling. And Dylan Thomas’s Wales was beautiful, atmospheric, poetic in fact. Love his writing shed overlooking the Taf estuary in Laugharne. Even got up to Hay-on-Wye with all of its photogenic bookstores. As for the rest? Plenty to look forward to!

1. Roald Dahl: Cardiff
2. Shakespeare: Globe Theatre, London
3. Beatrix Potter: The Lake District
4. Bronte Sisters: Yorkshire Moors
5. Arthur Conan Doyle: London
6. Dylan Thomas: Wales
7. Charles Dickens: Kent
8. A.A. Milne: East Sussex
9. Robert Burns: Alloway
10. Agatha Christie: Torquay

Details here.

An interactive literary map of England you can use



VisitEngland’s interactive map will help you navigate your way around England’s literary hotspots, from Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn to enjoying a game of Poohsticks in Ashdown Forest.

Research from VisitEngland into literary tourism shows that more than half of British holidaymakers would visit a literary attraction on holiday in England.