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The British Travel Bucket List For Booklovers

Travel by the book.

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Tucked away from Victoria Street (a must-see in itself for Harry Potter fans, since it inspired Diagon Alley) is Ladystair's Close, home of the Edinburgh Writer's Museum, which features a glorious bookshop, a tribute to the evolution of printed books, and an exhibition on Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde author, Robert Louis Stevenson, who spent many years in the city.

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Broadstairs provided plenty of inspiration to Dickens classics. Dickens House is a tribute to all things Charles Dickens, and located on site in a cottage Dickens often visited with his son, and used as inspiration for the cabin of Betsey Trotwood in David Copperfield. The real life Bleak House, also in the area, inspired Dickens' Victorian epic of the same name.

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Agatha Christie was born in Ashfield, Torquay on the English Riviera, and the area is is full of locations which inspired, or are featured in, her mystery novels. Most famous is the Imperial Hotel in Torquay, which inspired the fictional Majestic Hotel that appeared in two of Christie's novels.

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Fans of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series will recognise the Culloden Battlefields near Inverness as a spot of significance for Jamie and Clair (no spoilers for the TV crowd!). Outlander fans should checkout Visit Scotland's tailored map for more Scottish locations related to the books and TV program.

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