Tucked away from Victoria Street (a must-see in itself for Harry Potter fans, since it inspired Diagon Alley) is Ladystair’s Close, home of the Edinburgh Writer’s Museum, which features a glorious bookshop, a tribute to the evolution of printed books, and an exhibition on Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde author, Robert Louis Stevenson, who spent many years in the city.
19 British Places All Book Lovers Must Visit Oxford has bred some of the greatest literary minds of the modern era. Authors such as C.S. Lewis, Oscar Wilde, W.H. Auden, William Golden, and Lewis Carroll have studied or lectured at the university, and there’s a spectacular library worth visiting as well.
Carmarthen, Wales | 19 British Places All Book Lovers Must Visit Myth and legend lovers can’t miss a trip to Carmarthen, the supposed birthplace of Merlin the wizard, King Arthur’s most famous advisor. Stay in the Merlin Hill Centre Bed and Breakfast on site and explore the mystical area to soak up the atmosphere of Britain’s most famous legend.