17 Quirky Tourist Cities or Attractions For Literature Lovers

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This list of tourist cities and attractions appeals to the hearts of literature lovers everywhere. Writing a novel or play is not as easy as one may think. An author wants their readers to capture the essence of the characters and plot twists throughout your novel. An author wants their works of art to stand the test of time. Many authors, poets, and play writers have lived on for hundreds of years through their works of art. Many of these literature geniuses have embedded themselves in the minds of people around the world, without even knowing it. Imagine yourself in any one of the places listed below and you can almost feel the presence of the author with you (maybe the place is haunted and they are with you in spirit). Check out any of the places listed below and your mind while explode with happiness.

1. Shakespeare’s birthplace

William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in the small city of Stratford-upon-Avon in England. William Shakespeare childhood home has now been turned into a museum. Although Shakespeare’s home is no longer owned by a member of the Shakespeare family, you can still admire the coziness of Shakespeare’s first home in tourist

2. Walden Pond, Massachusetts

Walden Pond is famously known for being the key element of the book Walden by Henry David Thoreau. This stunning lake previously allowed people to take up residence near the lake. Thoreau drew from the lakes energy during the two years he lived there to create his masterpieces for tourist .

3. Copenhagen, Denmark

The birthplace of Hans Christian Anderson has given this writer plenty of praise throughout the city. You should take a picture on the statue of Anderson or visit the tourist famous mermaid statue that is linked to this writer. The stories of Thumbelina and The Ugly Duckling have been read as bedtime stories to thousands of children over the years, so why not see where the magic started.

4. Juliet’s house, Verona, Italy

William Shakespeare was an amazing writer. William Shakespeare plays are still read in high school and colleges around the country. The inspiration for Juliet’s balcony scene is speculated to come from a tiny home in Verona. Many literature lovers tourist have viewed this home as the birthplace of the greatest love story in history.

5. Charles Dickens Museum, London

England has given birth to many great writers of the world. One of them includes Charles Dickens who is famous for writing A Tale of Two Cities and A Christmas Carol. This museum has obtained rare manuscripts and furniture owned by the late writer.

6. Florence, Italy

Florence is widely known for its beautiful scenery and wineries throughout the region. If you are a literature lover, then you will know that the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri was written in Florence. Alighieri lived out almost his whole life in Florence and his work can be recognized through the eyes of the city.

7. Ithaca, Greece

If you are a fan of the Odyssey, then you will remember that the island of Ithaca is the inspiration for most of Homer’s work.

8. Hotel Dracula, Romania

Bram Stoker’s Dracula is an amazing novel that is loosely based on the Borgo Pass in Romania. The Hotel Dracula located in Transylvania pays tribute to the late author and his great novel. We can give thanks to this author for the phenomenon of vampires in popular culture that has skyrocketed over the years into books, movies, and tv shows.

9. Jane Austen’s home

Although Jane Austen lived a short life, her talent lives on through her precious novels such as Pride and Prejudice. Austen’s last home was only occupied by her during the last eight years of her life. Her home is now a museum which attracts thousands to book lovers a year.

10. Bath, England

If you didn’t know, Bath is a well known city that has been written about in many English literature novels. The earliest mention of Bath can be read about in The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer. The loveliness of this city is a key factor for many reasons why authors chose to write about it.

11. Mark Twain House and Museum, Connecticut

The amazing author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn lived in a mansion while caring for his family. He decided to spent his older years in the city of Hartford, although he was raised in Missouri. While there are many places that pay tribute to Mark Twain, his last residence is the most inspiring place of them all and an awesome attraction for all literature lovers.

12. Oxford, Mississippi

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William Faulkner was not fooling anyone with the depictions of the fictional cities in his novels. It was clear that Oxford was the model city for his inspiration. Also, William Faulkner is highly valued and celebrated throughout this city.

13. Sydneys Writer Walk, Australia

While you take a nice stroll between the train station and ferry docks in Sydney, you can admire plaques that pay tribute to literature. There are over 40 plaques placed around the walkway representing diverse authors from around the world.

14. Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburg is capital of Scotland but it is also named the “City of Literature” according to UNESCO since 1999. This beautiful city has captured the hearts of the literature community. It would be a shame to live your whole life without taking a trip to Edinburgh.

15. Emily Dickinson Museum, Massachusetts

This museum is located in the city of Amherst, Massachusetts. Emily Dickinson was an American poet who liked keeping to herself despite growing up in a prominent family of Amherst. The inspiration for her poems have been linked her home, which is now a museum.

16. Boston by Foot Literary

Boston is a city full of surprises. If you are a literary lover, then you cannot pass up the opportunity to take the literary tour in Boston. This tourist includes visits to the homes of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louise May Alcott and Ralph Waldo Emerson, just to name a few. In addition, make sure that you visit Boston during May-October to experience this tour, it’s a hit for all literature lovers.

17. The Sherlock Holmes Museum, England

Who doesn’t love a good mystery? Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was the mastermind behind the Sherlock Holmes series in tourist This museum pays tribute to the fictional character of the series. But one of Doyle’s daughters had been against the idea to build a museum around the character of Holmes. Maybe she wasn’t a fan of the series? This museum is a real treat for Doyle fans.

Written by Rachel Pearson

Rachel reports on a wide range of topics from the United States and around the world. She keeps a close eye on the rapidly pour in of new headlines to get the best research and sources possible.

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