Experience the locations that have inspired great literature

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

The constantly changing scenery, dramatic landscapes and distinctive character of Yorkshire’s people have all been sources of literary inspiration.

Yorkshire’s enigmatic coastline has been a hotspot on the nation’s literary map throughout history and the literary trails are evident.

Anne Bronte used Scarborough in both her novels – Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, and she is buried in St Mary’s churchyard.

Wood End in Scarborough is the former family home of the Sitwells - eminent literary figures who made a significant impact on British culture.

Sir Alan Ayckbourn, the world-renowned playwright, premieres his plays at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough and attributes the area as a key source of ideas.

Dracula, the creation of Bram Stoker, would not have been written without Whtiby being the inspiration.

It seems that if there is a writer in you then you will be inspired just as JRR Tolkein was when he wrote a short story on a visit to Filey.

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