Our private literary tours of England takes you to some of the most important sites associated with British literary giants such as Austen, Hardy, Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Brontes, Potter and Dickens. Accompanied by a
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Our private literary tours of England takes you to some of the most important sites associated with British literary giants such as Austen, Hardy, Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Brontes, Potter and Dickens. Accompanied by a friendly and experienced tour guide with luxury transportation, explore some of the most beautiful regions and charming towns and villages in England. Below is a Jane Austen itinerary as well as some inspirational ideas. All tours are flexible and custom-built to meet your interests and can range from day tours to multi-day trips depending on your time period.
Jane Austen Tours
Our Jane Austen private tours are a perfect way to see the sites closely associated with her life and work. This includes Austen’s birthplace, the house where she lived for 8 years, and her burial location. We can also visit many of the filming locations that featured in the most recent screen adaption of Pride & Prejudice. These private literary tours can be taken as day tours from London, or as part of extended trips.
Shakespeare Literary Tour
A private literary tour of England heading into the Cotswolds, the heart of Shakespeare country
Head to Stratford-upon-Avon, a charming Cotswolds town that is closely associated with the life of this literary giant
Visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare and discover rare artefacts associated with his life
See Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, his wife’s childhood home
Visit Hall’s Croft, the wonderfully decorated home of Shakespeare’s daughter Susannah and her husband Dr John Hall
Walk around the town and get a feel for Shakespeare with visits to other properties such as Harvard House, Shakespeare’s New Place, and Mary Arden’s Farm.
This literary can be taken as a day tour from London, or as part of a multi-day trip
London Literary Tours
There are many ways to enjoy London literary tour, seeing some of the capitals most inspirational literary sites
Wander the streets that were used in the novels of Charles Dickens, including a trip to 221b Baker Street
Visit the Sherlock Holmes Museum and Charles Dickens Museum
Visit the British Library with a collection of over 150 million items. The library contains rare manuscripts of important works, from the Magna Carta to works of Jane Austen and Brontes
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Head to the county of Dorset which is where Thomas Hardy set many of his fictional novels and where he spent much of his life
Visit Hardy’s Cottage, and Max Gate, the two homes that Hardy inhabited for most of his life
Discover the charming little hamlet of Stinsford. See the church where Hardy’s family is buried
Admire the beautiful landscapes and historic buildings that inspired novels like Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Far From the Madding Crows and Jude the Obscure
Check out two magnificent churches: Bere Regis with its amazing 15th Century Roof and Moreton with extraordinary hand-engraved glass windows
Visit the Dorset Museum which houses the largest Hardy collection in the world as well as a reconstruction of his study, furniture and manuscripts
Wordsworth & Beatrix Potter
Discover the Lake District, one of England’s most beautiful regions which has inspired many writers, artists and poets
Visit the village of Grasmere where the great English poet William Wordsworth lived most of his life
See Wordsworth’s former home at Dove Cottage and check out the Wordsworth museum
Admire some of the region’s stunning lakes and drive along magnificent country roads
Head to Hill Top farm, an idyllic location near Lake Windermere which was the home of Beatrix Potter where she wrote about Peter Rabbit and Mrs Tiggy-Winkle.
In the nearby village of Hawkshead, her husband’s office has been made into the Beatrix Potter Gallery, displaying many of her drawings of characters such as Peter Rabbit, Jeremy Fisher and Jemima Puddleduck.
A private literary tour heading to the rugged Yorkshire countryside to see the landscapes that inspired the Brontes sisters.
See how masterpieces such as Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights and Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall relate to the surrounding landscapes
See the pretty cobbled village of Haworth where the Brontes grew up and visit the house that details their lives
Take a walk through the glorious Yorkshire countryside and discover the impressive landscapes that inspired the writers.
Some of our other ideas for fascinating places to visit include:
Exploring Agatha Christie and South West England
Visiting Edinburgh and discover its connection to J.K Rowling, Robert Burns, Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott
Head to Kent and learn about the region where Charles Dickens spent most of his life and where he set novels like Great Expectations
Visit Salisbury, a town connected with Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens, Edward Rutherford and William Golding
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