Top spots for book lovers across the United Kingdom.
Visit some of the awe inspiring places that helped to influence many well known works from popular authors.
Beatrix Potters Lake District;
Beatrix Potter is best known for her beautifully illustrated children's books starring Peter Rabbit, Jemima puddle Duck and Squirrel Nutkins to name a few.
She spent many holidays in the Lake District, which is where most of her inspiration for the tales is believed to stemmed from.
Visit “The World of Beatrix Potter” in Bowness on Windermere, or the many sites in the Lake District that Miss Potter kindly left to the National Trust, for others to enjoy when she died in 1943.
Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon;
Stratford Upon Avon, is full of Shakespearian history.
Visit the many places that he frequented throughout his life, and explore the fascinating history that still remains today.
Take a tour to all of the houses associated with William such as;
Shakespeare's birthplace on Henley street, his mother Mary Ardern's farm, his wife Anne Hathaway's cottage and gardens, and his daughter's home at Halls Croft.
If you still have time, after taking in all the history that Stratford Upon Avon has to offer, why not take a seat, get comfy and soak up a theatre production at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Hardy Country- Dorset;
In Higher Brockhampton, Dorchester lies the thatched cottage and gardens that Thomas Hardy was born, and later wrote many of his novels in.
The cottage and its rose garden are open to the public to take in its vast history.
Walk in Hardy’s foot steps, and follow the trail from the cottage in Dorchester through the woodlands that inspired Hardy’s many works, such as “Far from the madding crowd”.
William Wordsworth– Ulswater/ Grasmere/ Hawkshead;
Wordsworth's "Guide through the District of the Lakes" first published in 1820 is still widely available, and navigates book worms through the beautiful landscapes and rural escapes that once inspired William to write his many works, such as the beautiful poem Daffodills.