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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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Hunt for fossils on the beach or solve the mermaid mystery and sail on a pirate ship. Go on a dinosaur walk or explore the Maritime Trail.
Location: Scarborough, North/East Yorkshire
Immerse yourself in the gruesome world of the Vikings as the city of York celebrates its Norse past.
Location: York, North Yorkshire
Visit Malton’s hub of artisan food production for a tasty treat of some of Yorkshire’s finest and freshest autumnal flavours.
Location: Malton, North Yorkshire
See some of Yorkshire’s beautiful countryside from a mountain bike, Segway, tree-top trail and by night, at one of the UK’s premier activity centres.
Location: Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire
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