Literary Tours of England - Escorted Great Britain - England - United Kingdom
Literature lovers and bookworms will be tempted to indulge their interest our Literary Tours of England, guided by enthusiastic experts and set in lovely country houses in some outstandingly scenic areas. Fellow tour members include those with an interest in literature, whether would-be writers or readers who want to see what their favorite writers look and sound like. You need no prior knowledge to enjoy this trip, but do need a love of words.
Travel through some of the UK's prettiest landscapes, visiting author's homes, literary museums, towns and villages where stories are set, and places that obviously inspired the writer.
Our prices hide nothing and represent remarkable value for money - we include 3 meals a day, accommodation and include any transport but you will probably want to spend on tickets for extra events at the literature festivals.
All prices are in US dollars, based on twin or triple occupancy. A few single rooms are available. Book early.
In the company of our knowledgeable leader journey to the Moors of Northern England to explore the Yorkshire home of the Brontë sisters at Haworth and the Lancashire home of the Pendle witches. Follow in the Brontës’ footsteps to the places which inspired Jane Eyre’s Lowood School and the story of the mad woman in the attic. The holiday is accompanied by a booklet of readings associated with the places we visit. Visit beautiful Bolton Abbey, and the Cathedral city of York and learn about the women who were tragically accused of witchcraft in 1612.
|14-Oct-19||MDHBR - Brontes & Broomsticks - Malhamdale||4||$1,235|
Explore some of the places associated with Jane Austen. Begin by visiting the house where she lived for the last 8 years of her life and where she wrote some of her most popular novels. Also visit Winchester, where she was buried.
Nestled at the foot of the South Downs, Abingworth Hall is ideally located for a short break or a longer holiday. A peaceful ambiance and excellent facilities make it a relaxing place to stay.
|14-Jun-19||AWALA - Jane Austen - Life and Times - Abingworth||3||$921|
It is well-known that the novels of Thomas Hardy and later his poems are based on places in Dorset, where for example, Casterbridge is Dorchester and Budmouth is Weymouth. This photographing Thomas Hardy's Dorset holiday is a photographic pilgrimage to the county covering his whole life from his birthplace at Higher Bockhampton to Max Gate, his final residence in Dorchester, with easy short walks on landscapes that have inspired many scenarios in his novels.
Suitable for all levels of photographic experience.
Immerse yourself in the world of William Shakespeare, arguably the greatest ever playwright. Journey to Stratford-upon-Avon to walk in his footsteps and explore the houses associated with him. See the place he was born and is buried. Visit the beautiful thatched cottage which once belonged to the family of his wife, Anne Hathaway and enjoy a play at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
|15-Nov-19||BNHJS - Just Shakespeare - Bourton-on-the-Water||3||$824|
Hay on Wye has more bookstores than anywhere. It is a fitting site for the best literray festival in England, with talks by famous authors, readings and other literary events. For almost 30 years the Hay Festival has brought together writers from around the world to debate and share stories in the staggering beauty of the Welsh Borders.
|24-May-19||BRALH - Hay-on-Wye Literature Festival - Brecon||3||$900|
|24-May-19||BRALH - Hay on Wye Literature Festival - Brecon||7||$2,080|
|27-May-19||BRALH - Hay-on-Wye Literature Festival - Brecon||4||$1,264|
|31-May-19||BRALH - Hay-on-Wye Literature Festival - Brecon||3||$900|
Count Dracula, Ebenezer Scrooge, Sebastian Flyte, Tristram Shandy – Whitby has a rich literary heritage to discover. Explore the home of Caedmon, England’s first poet and inspiration for the gothic world of Bram Stoker. Travel to nearby Scarborough to visit the grave of Anne Brontë and discover the area’s connection with the Sitwells, Wilfred Owen and Wordworth, and visit beautiful Castle Howard, featured in the TV adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited.
|1-Apr-19||WYHLW - Literary Whitby and the North York Moors - Whitby||4||$1,235|