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The 10 Best Independent Bath Bookshops, UK

As one of the oldest and most architecturally beautiful little cities in the UK. Bath is a favourite place to visit amongst bookworms and culture seekers. The city of Bath has a museum dedicated to Jane Austen (with a gift shop and tearoom), the historic Roman baths which gave the town its name, the magnificent …

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14 Essential Books to Read Before You Visit Japan

Before you travel to any new country, you should know a little about its history, food, art, language, and customs. Japan’s literature and culture are so rich and the best way to learn more is to tuck into a few Japanese novels by some of the best Japanese authors, as well as some fantastic travel …

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A Jane Austen Tour of England (11 Places to Visit) 

For many of us, British or otherwise, the places and people of Jane Austen’s novels represent that quintessential English life. But these places and people were inspired by Austen’s own home and life, all of which can be experienced by a Jane Austen tour of England. Taking a tour of the towns and villages, the …

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A Gothic Day Trip to Strawberry Hill: Home of Horace Walpole

Still standing two hundred years after Horace Walpole’s death, the gothic castle that the wildly eccentric author originally converted from two cottages stands to welcome guests to this day, thanks to a huge restoration project which took it from disrepair to its former glory. A pastiche of Walpole’s absurd imagination and the gothic places he …

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A Day Trip to Jane Austen’s House (& Chawton House)

A visit to Chawton in Alton, Hampshire is a perfect day out for Jane Austen fans. Chawton offers everything from a Jane Austen trail to follow, her own home, and an Austen themed tea-room, to the magnificent Chawton Estate owned by Austen’s brother (frequented by Austen herself often). Chawton is also a stone’s throw from …

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A Perfect Day Trip to Audley End Estate and Gardens 

Escape to this beautiful stately home and gardens within an hour of London for a change of scenery, a taste of regency Britain, and a tour of some incredible architecture. As well as being of the finest Jacobean homes in England, Audley End is also one of the most popular stately homes to visit in …

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13 Beautiful Books Set in Tokyo

As many of the books on this list explore and celebrate, Tokyo is a city that contains multitudes. It is an Edo city of traditional Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. It’s also a pre-war town of narrow yokocho alleyways lined with ramen joints and izakaya. And it’s a modern metropolis of kawaii cafes, shopping districts, …

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10 Must-Visit Independent Brighton Bookshops (+ Lewes) 2022

With the south-coastal city of Brighton being a hub of UK art and culture, as well as a loudly and proudly queer city, it’s no wonder that so many independent bookshops can be found in the wonderful city of Brighton. Just an hour outside of London, this easily accessible coastal city is a wonderful place …

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A Perfect Seattle Itinerary (3 Days for Culture Lovers)

If you’re looking to visit a cultural city filled with unique things to see and do, Seattle is the place to go. Our Seattle itinerary is going to tell you all the best things to do when visiting, how to get around, and where to stay. Between its coffee culture and lush greenery, it’s consistently …

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15 Cultural and Historic Day Trips from London

If you’ve managed to exhaust the cultural hub that is London and are looking for an adventure that’s easy to reach and offers you even more cultural and historic activities then look no further than these easy day trips from London. Sure to satisfy any wanderer, whether they’re looking for a stroll around a quaint …

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