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Ferne Arfin

Literary Tours of England and Scotland

By February 23, 2013

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I'm always fascinated by locales associated with the authors I've read and loved. When I'm traveling, I cannot resist stopping over to take a peek at Beatrice Potter's garden, Ernest Hemingway's Key West study or the bed where William Shakespeare was born.

If, like me, you are a sucker for a good literary connection, you'll like checking out a few of these literary hot spots . Will the Brontė home in Haworth, West Yorkshire, seem as claustrophobic as Emily's fiction? Will the daffodils be in bloom when you visit Wordsworth's home, Dove Cottage? Have fun and do let us know (by commenting on this blog), if you feel you've sensed literary spirit seeping out of the woodwork.

And, while you are in a literary mood, why not head up to Scotland to explore the landmarks, museums and homes associated with The Three Literary Heroes of Scotland - Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. All are easily reached from Glasgow or Edinburgh and, in fact, you can cover the Scottish writers' tour in just a few days.

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