Literary Tour…πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“–πŸ“–

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Following in from my For Anglophiles blog, and once you have your National Trust pass in hand, one interesting tour you can take is a literary tour that showcases many of the National Trust properties with famous literary connections. The NT has many literary connections, my photo for example, is author Thomas Hardy’s Birthplace in Dorset. Other places include Shaw’s Corner in Welwyn, the home George Bernard Shaw, the poet Vita Sackville West is associated with two large estates in Kent, Knole and Sissinghurst Castle. Virginia Woolf set her novel Orlando at Knole after a visit. Two places in the Lake District have literary connections, Hill Top with Beatrix Potter and poet William Wordsworth’s birthplace and home.  Other famous connections to look out for include Charlotte BrontΓ«, Agatha Christie, Jane Austen and William Taylor Coleridge. Finally, Rudyard Kipling’s home in Sussex, Bateman’s, is now a NT property.  So take a tour and see what inspired some of the most famous British literary works…

To find out more about these properties and associations look no further than the  NT Handbook or Visit Britain website.

Fun Fact: Beatrix Potter loved the Lake District and won prizes for exhibiting Herdwick sheep from one of her many farms…

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