• Missy & Lucas

TRAVEL DESTINATIONS FOR THE LITERARY LOVER

Updated: Oct 31, 2019


As you may be able to tell, I am an avid reader and traveller. Maybe you are too.

If you are, then you know there is no feeling like when the two come together: either reading about adventure, or adventuring to the places you've read about.

I dream of going to all the places in my favorite books, and although most of them will only exist in my imagination, a small few can be visited right here and now.

I plan on crossing each one off the bucket list as I travel their respective countries!

Ashdown Forest, East Sussex, England

Made famous by the stories written by A.A. Milne, who lived on the northern edge of the forest and took his son, Christopher Robin, walking there, Ashdown Forest is the home of Winnie The Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood. The artist EH Shepard drew on the landscapes of Ashdown Forest as inspiration for the illustrations he provided for the Pooh books.

Allerton Castle, North Yorkshire, England

Used for exterior shots in the filming of the Secret Garden, Allerton Castle provides a real life location for you to live out your imagination of the book's setting. As a stunning Victorian Gothic building, it perfectly suits the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Hobbiton, Matamata, New Zealand

Anyone who has read the Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien has dreamt of visiting the Shire. And, after Peter Jackson's movie adaptation, now you can. Just outside Matamata, Hobbiton takes you through the beautiful setting of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit franchises.

King's Cross Station, London, England

Start your Hogwarts journey off with your visit to Platform 9 and 3/4 at King's Cross Station and cross through into the wizarding world. Then, take part in all things Harry Potter:

Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Orlando, Florida, United States

Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Making of Harry Potter, London, England

The Yorkshire Moors, England

Both breathtaking and desolate, Emily Bronte's depiction of the moors paints a vivid picture in the novel and you can visit them in England to explore the home to Wuthering Height's setting.

So far I have only made it to Hobbiton, but rest assured all of them are on my list! Especially the Harry Potter locations. Have you been to any of these locations, or do you have other suggestions on literary destinations? Share below!


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