Go on a tour of the homes and haunts of some of England’s most celebrated authors, and visit the places that inspired their greatest works on these literary trails.
Jane Austen 200th Anniversary Tour, various locations
Join this celebratory tour that includes special 200th anniversary events and exhibitions, as well as locations around Hampshire, Winchester, Dorset and London that inspired Jane Austen's novels, all enhanced by Georgian-style afternoon teas and classic pub lunches.
Sherlock Holmes 125th Anniversary Tour, various locations
This new anniversary tour, which marks the 125th anniversary of the first Sherlock Holmes publication, retraces Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's steps, visiting his favourite haunts in London and the South-East, plus the locations which inspired him when writing about the renowned detective.
Enjoy the Somerset Knights Quest experience which offers peaceful trails across rural Somerset. Explore stunning castles, historic stone villages and a hill fort where legends of King Arthur and his knights resound.
Uncover the intriguing story behind The Hound of the Baskervilles, including the people, places and legends that inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write what many consider to be his most popular Sherlock novel.
What better way of illuminating England’s literary heroes than by rowing the river that inspired them? Row England will be running new, fully guided literary-themed rowing trips, where you’ll learn about Oxford’s literary links with authors such as Lewis Carroll, Mary Shelley and Kenneth Grahame.