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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 portrayed 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 JR Tolkein was when he wrote a short story on a visit to Filey.
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With your day ticket in hand, hop on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and discover some of the best villages in UK between Pickering and Whitby.
Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire
Discover over 700 years of English history through one of the country’s oldest families, and the fascinating castle that they call home.
Location: Ripley Village, North Yorkshire
The traditional taste of fish and chips still comes out on top in the picturesque seaside town of Whitby.
This grandiose Georgian museum is filled with curiosities from an eye-popping Viking treasure hoard to dinosaur fossils and a working observatory.
Location: York, North Yorkshire
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