A Writer’s Journey

From Charles Dickens, The Bronte’s, Jane Austen to J.K. Rowling, the history of the United Kingdom is littered with a litany of amazing authors. For any bibliophile, there are a number of sacred sites that should not be missed while vacationing in the land of Shakespeare. It starts with finding your ride at the meet and greet lot at parking at gatwick and then heading out to London to visit the Charles Dickens Museum for starters that is located in Bloomsbury and was the home from which he penned some of his most famous works like Oliver Twist.
One can walk the paths that Jane Austen walked in Bath, visiting the various places that she would have visited. In Stratford-upon-Avon, one can walk the paths where Shakespeare walked as a young man on Henley Street, plus the Shakespeare Centre which acts as a museum of sorts. His grave can be visited in the nearby Holy Trinity Church along with his family. One can also visit Anne Hathaway’s Cottage which a short distance to the south while Mary Arden’s house is five miles to the north of Stratford-upon-Avon.
After a short flight to Manchester, one can find their ride at manchester airport parking, then drive north to visit the Lake District that was so beloved by classic English authors like Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth. The Lake District made such an impact on Beatrix Potter that over the course of her life she worked to perverse its beauty. Her home, Hill Top Farm, is still open to the public which displays many of the drawings that she was inspired to paint there. William Wordsworth beloved writing cottage can also be visited in the Lake District.
In Yorkshire, fans of the Brontë sisters can visit Haworth in Yorkshire where the Brontë Parsonage Museum can be found that was home to the three sisters. The famed moors that so inspired the sisters to write dark yet romantic tales of love lost and found. The city is filled with various tributes to the authors.
There are a variety of places in London that any bibliophile would definitely want to visit. They can be found a short drive from stansted airport parking. One can visit Down House where Charles Darwin penned his most famous work, The Origin of Species. And lastly, for the romantic in all of us, one should visit to Keats House where Fanny Brawne and John Keats began their ill fated romance.