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14 October 2014

Top Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and is a chance for everyone to get to know fellow bloggers and share lists. I love lists. Every week is a different list.

This week is Top Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit.

Now, I read to escape. Escapism is hand down the BEST thing about reading for me. And despite me being a proper scaredy-cat when it comes to travelling, I have a list of places I just can't wait to visit thanks to books. Glorious books.

  • London
    OK, so I've been here a few times before, but it was flying visits of a day or two each time. I want to properly explore, to see everything. Well, more things than I've seen
  • New York
    I don't think this one needs any explanation!
  • Paris
    There's something about the way Sarra Manning writes about Paris that just makes me ache to get myself there to explore.
  • New Orleans
    This is one that me and my buddy Faye really want to do together, a proper bookish over-the-top-touristy stay.
  • Vermont
    Blame Sarah Morgan for this one, I freaking love reading about Snow Crystal. I know, the resort is fictional, but the picture painted is gorgeous.
  • The Welsh Marches
    Elizabeth Chadwick's Shadows and Strongholds is one of my most favourite books ever. Me and Steph want to do a tour of all of the castles.
  • Monts├ęgur
    Chadwick strikes again!
  • York
    This is mostly because of Yorvik Viking Centre - I spend a lot of my reading time reading historical novels. And what better way to experience those stories than a living history museum? Also, York's pretty awesome.
  • Devon
    There are so many books that paint this county as picturesque and so drastically different from where I stay myself.
  • Northumberland
    Is it cheating to put where I already live? From Catherine Cookson to Valerie Laws, I love everything about where I live. Especially reading about it. Even a tiny mention by Elizabeth Wein in Code Name Verity made me smile. And the castles. SO MANY CASTLES.
Where else is there a castle ten minutes walk away?


  1. Great List! I would love to go to New Orleans and Paris as well :)

  2. Oh my gosh--those castle ruins are amazing! I used to live within walking distance of some too and I loved it as well :) - Maggie @ macarons & paperbacks

    1. They're not even sign posted, it's just a ruined pele tower and practically every village has one of those ;) There's the remains of an iron age hill fort half a mile from that too.

  3. I would love to go to Paris.

    Thank you so much for the visit.

    Have a great evening!

  4. New Orleans was on my list too! Great list, lots of other places I would like to visit. Thanks for stopping by my post earlier.

  5. Northumberland would be so amazing! Awesome list!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  6. London, New York and Paris are all great choices.

    Also you're really lucky to have such scenic locations as that castle within such easy walking distance of your home :)

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  8. Ah New Orleans! Definitely should've been on my list!

    Alexandra @ SleepsOnTables

  9. Yes to London. Just yes. And that castle looks beautiful!

  10. New Orleans is on a lot of people's list too!! It's not on my list but I'd love to visit there too :)

  11. Great list!! I definitely NEED to see all of these places!!

  12. I would love to visit Northumberland! You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place :) Paris is one that also made my list, but I'd really like to go back to London.


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