Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Although there are many fictional places I’d like to visit (Sunnydale, Middle Earth, Alagaesia to name a few), I’ve chosen to list real places that books have made me want to visit (or revisit).

1. Scotland – Outlander Series

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2. Tasmania – The Potato Factory

Courtenay’s vivid description of the Tasmanian landscape left me with high expectations. When I finally travelled to Tassie, the scenery was just as spectacular as I’d imagined.

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3. New Zealand – The Lord of the Rings

Okay, so this is blurring the book/film boundaries but how great would it be to do a LOTR tour of New Zealand?

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4. Lyme Regis in Dorset, England – Remarkable Creatures

I would love to wander along the shore line and pretend that I was Mary Anning.

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5. Prague – Daughter of Smoke and Bone

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6. New Orleans – Interview With the Vampire

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7. Oxford, England – Discovery of Witches

So much history to see! And how wonderful would it be to visit the Bodleian Library?

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8. Venice – Othello

When travelling in Venice, it was easy for me to understand why Shakespeare set his play in this beautiful city.

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9. Paris – Anna and the French Kiss

Though I travelled to Paris 15 years ago, reading this made me want to return and to live in the city of love.

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10. Eden Valley, Australia – The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl

I’ve heard they have an amazing bakery.

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So that’s my list. What about you? Do you have any places you would like to visit after reading about them?

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9 thoughts on “Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit

  1. Scotland (Outlander) was at the top of my list as well, and I wouldn’t say no to any of the places you list! I actually went on a LOTR tour while I was in New Zealand a few years ago. The tour itself was pretty lame, but New Zealand was so amazing!

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      • Definitely! Instead, they drove us in a van to 3 locations where scenes were filmed and explained how they did it, showed us videos of those scenes, and stopped for tea and scones. We also stopped at a park and got to play with prop replicas (swords, helmets, etc). It would have been okay except it was ridiculously overpriced!

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