2017 is the year of Literary Heroes. It is 20 years since Harry Potter was released, the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's Death and 75 years since the first Famous Five novel was released.


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The first week of May is also Children's Book Week.

So we decided to illustrate some of the most iconic literature locations around the UK that you need to visit. From the real life locations that inspired fictional settings to the homes and writing places of the most famous writers of all time, these locations are a must-visit for all book-lovers.

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#1 Edinburgh - Where Harry Potter Was Written

Edinburgh - Where Harry Potter Was Written

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PurpleUnicorn 2 weeks ago

The map is marked wrong. Edinburgh is much further south!

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#2 Ashdown Forest - The Inspiration For Winnie The Pooh

Ashdown Forest - The Inspiration For Winnie The Pooh

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Jeeves 2 weeks ago

I'd love to go there... play cricket... dibs not wicky...

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#3 Mourne Mountains - The Real Life Narnia

Mourne Mountains - The Real Life Narnia

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Celeste Spaniel 2 weeks ago

There's also the Malvern hills lamppost which is said to have inspired C.S. Lewis to write the book :)

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#4 Stratford - The Birthplace Of Shakespeare

Stratford - The Birthplace Of Shakespeare

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#5 The Lake District - Home Of Beatrix Potter

The Lake District - Home Of Beatrix Potter

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#6 Whitby - Inspiration For Dracula

Whitby - Inspiration For Dracula

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Cheesy Potato 1 week ago

this was actually romania. get your facts right.

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#7 Hampshire - The Home Of Jane Austen

Hampshire - The Home Of Jane Austen

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Galeanthropy2017 2 weeks ago

"I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine."

#8 Haworth - Home Of The Brontë Sisters

Haworth - Home Of The Brontë Sisters

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#9 Wimborne - The Home Of Enid Blyton

Wimborne - The Home Of Enid Blyton

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GlassOfWater 2 weeks ago

I loved her stories as a child!

#10 Oxford - The Meeting Place For The Inklings

Oxford - The Meeting Place For The Inklings

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Paola Darce 2 weeks ago

who illustrated this?????