Landscapes and Literary Lives
From Pemberley to Jane Eyre, discovering the landscapes which inspired England’s greatest writers. We read a landscape through the eyes of authors, and the words and stories of their greatest characters. Join with us as we travel those landscapes ourselves. On this journey from the South to the North of England, we visit elegant towns, […]
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Landscapes and Literary Lives

From Pemberley to Jane Eyre, discovering the landscapes which inspired England’s greatest writers

We read a landscape through the eyes of authors, and the words and stories of their greatest characters. Join with us as we travel those landscapes ourselves.

On this journey from the South to the North of England, we visit elegant towns, timeless villages and rugged uplands. Experience the inspiration of the English landscapes that drove the creativity of Thomas Hardy, Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters.

Peer into their homes and lives; from humble cottages to grand houses; from tranquil rural idyll to the wild intensity of the Yorkshire moors – and find powerful new insights and associations with their familiar works.

At each location enjoy distinctive rural heritage, folk customs and celebrated regional foods. Enjoy a drink of Dorset cider and delight in the taste of Grasmere gingerbread. Share your journey with expert guides who share their insights and passions. Their favourite readings from selected works will bring each location to life through the words of the author.


Key Features

  • Visit Thomas Hardy’s birthplace and the charming cottage home where Jane Austen lived at the end of her life.
  • Explore some of England’s most beautiful countryside – from the rolling Downs to the rugged beauty of the Lake District.
  • Discover the bleak Pennine moors which were the back cloth to Bronte classics Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights and finally visit Chatsworth House, the splendid baroque palace at the heart of the Peak District National Park, the inspiration for Jane Austen’s Pemberley.


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