9 Iconic UK Locations All Book Lovers Need To Visit Before They Die

From the birthplace of Harry Potter over to the original Winnie the Pooh forest

2017 is a big year for British literature. It’s been 20 years since Harry Potter was released, 200 years since Jane Austen’s death, and 75 years since the first Famous Five novel was released. 

To commemorate the special occasion, you could probably read a book or seven. Or you could travel to visit some of the incredible places where the magic in these books unfolds. From real life locations over to fictional inspirations, Black Prince has put together a beautifully illustrated checklist of must-visit places for all book lovers. 

Walk through the homes of some of the most famous writers of our time, smell the stories seeping from their favourite places to write, and breathe new life into your favourite tales. From the forest that inspired Winnie The Pooh over to the coffee shop where J.K. Rowling created the world of Harry Potter, take a scroll through the list below. And then book your flights. 

  1. The Elephant House, Edinburgh – Where Harry Potter was written

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  1. Stratford-Upon-Avon – The birthplace of Shakespeare

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  1. Wimborne, Dorset – The home of Enid Blyton, and the setting for many of the Famous Five novels

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  1. Ashdown Forest, East Sussex – The inspiration for Winnie The Pooh

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  1. Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland – The real-life Narnia

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  1. The Lake District – Home of Beatrix Potter

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  1. Whitby – The inspiration for Dracula

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  1. Hampshire – The home of Jane Austen

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  1. Haworth – Home of the Bronte sisters

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