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Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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

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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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