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Literary Yorkshire

The country of Yorkshire has been the inspiration for many authors over the years. From the bleak moors, gothic abbeys and rolling dales – the landscape has been responsible for classic literature and poetry.

The classic horror of Dracula was inspired by Bram Stoker’s time in Whitby, Philip Larkin took his inspiration from Hull and the Bronte Sisters used the surrounding moorland as inspiration for Wuthering Heights and other famous novels. And lets not forget James Herriott’s Dales based vet novels.

We have the following special literary tours where you can really get to find out the indepth story behind the stories…

Dracula Trail

This tour is run from Whitby on the North Yorkshire Coast where we will explore the town’s links to the legend…

 A trip to the Dracula Experience on Marine Drive brings the story of Dracula to life – in “an eerie, spine chilling show”. After tea we will meet a local costumed Story Teller at Whitby’s Whale Bone Arch where he’ll regale you with tales of vampires and ghosts.

Dare you join us for this frightening look at the life of Dracula?

Bronte Experience

Your chance to stand on the moors and imagine the sounds of Heathcliffe and Cathy on the wind.

Immerse yourself in stories from Haworth, The Brontes and the Industrial history of the Worth Valley with a fascinating day out.

Our wish is to bring the Bronte story to life and to inspire you to discover more about the Reverend Patrick, his wife Maria and their wonderful children.

James Herriot Country

Millions of people have been fascinated by the tales of a Yorkshire Dales vet in the books by James Herriot (real name Alf Wight).

Our tour today allows you to see these locations in the flesh visiting Thirsk as well as a number of locations in beautiful Wensleydale & Swaledale.You will really get a great insight into the real Herriot Country.

Anne Lister's Diaries

Explore the life of diarist Anne Lister - now the subject of a major BBC Drama series called "Gentleman Jack".

Her diaries consisting of 4 milion words many of which were coded were found hidden behind the walls at her residence Shibden Hall just outside Halifax. As well as visiting Shibden Hall and exploring the grounds we will also visit Halifax fora tour of the Town Hall, The Piece Hall & Halifax Minster.