Literary Tour of Britain with local guide Peter Fagg and tour leader Gwen Haycock
Educate, Entertain, Inspire, Celebrate
Britain- the Isle of history, power, literary genius and dreams.
Starting at $4500.00 est.
Let local British guide Peter Fagg guide you through Britain on a literary and media adventure to connect with Britain's celebrated authors. This is a rich feast of famous names and places. Follow, listen, see and feel the motivation of pen to paper.
Day 1 Edinburgh
Edinburgh Castle by Squarelab
Day 2 St. Andrews
St. andrews Cathedral by Isabela Martin on Unsplash
Day 4 Lake District
Anvil at Gretna Green Blacksmith shop
Day 5 Yorkshire
Keighley & Worth Valley RR by Martin King on Unsplash
Day 6 Peak District
Chatsworth by Jessica Fadel on Unsplash
Day 7 Stratford Upon Avon
Anne Hathaway's Cottage by Zoltan Tasi on Unsplash
Day 8 Cotswolds
Cotswolds by Vicky Hincks on Unsplash
Day 9 Cardiff
Cardiff Port by Johnny Gios on Unsplash
Day 10 Bath
Roman Baths by Gwen Haycock
Day 11 Oxford
Blenheim Palace by Jemima Whyles on Unsplash
Day 12 Rochester/ Chatham
Chatham Dockyard Main Gate by Jez Timms on Unsplash
Day 13 Canterbury
Streets of Canterbury with Cathedral in the rear. by Inja Pavlic on Unsplash
Church History Itinerary
3 Days of Edinburgh Scotland
We will spend the first 3 days enjoying iconic Scotland. While here we will visit places like the Writer’s Museum, the beginnings of Harry Potter phenomena. The old town is the inspiration for Treasure Island, Jekyll and Hyde, the Waverley novels and more. We will get a taste of Harry Potter phenomena, Arthur Conan Doyle and feel a for Sherlock Holmes. We will visit St. Andrews where William Blake, Robert Kirk, King James and many others worked and resided. We then move onto Stirling where Willian Wallace, Robert the Bruce, Roslyn Chapel of the “Da Vinci Code” is located to hear and feel the legacy these authors and freedom fighters have left.
Loveable Lake District, Yorkshire, Peak District and Shakespeare
Our last stop in Scotland will be in Ecclefechan the birthplace of Thomas Carlyle who inspired authors such as Charles Dickens, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. We then get to visit the most popular site of – Gretna Green ( so many weddings).
Our first stop in England is Dove Cottage where we are introduced to William Wordsworth, Roald Dahl. We will visit Wordsworth tomb and enjoy fresh gingerbread. As we visit Yorkshire we will see where beauty and grit combine as we drive through the moors, Rida a train that has been used in 10 movies. We will also visit the home of the great female authors known as the Bronte sisters. We then will proceed to Pemberly(aka Chatsworth)to see the setting of Pride and Prejudice and visit Haddon hall a middle ages house with Elizabethan gardens and has been the site of “Jane Eyre”, “Elizabeth”, “Pride and Prejudice” as well as “The Princess Bride”. From here we will head to Stratford upon Avon and see all things William Shakespeare.
Magical, Mystical Wales, Roman Ingenuity, Political Prowess
Charles Dickens, Canterbury and London as the Finale
- Lovely Hotels in several cities across Britain as we travel from Edinburgh to London. Breakfast is included.
- A Toby Carvery the first Sunday in Edinburgh. 3 additional dinners.
- Entry into historical sites and attractions.
- Transfers to and from the airport & hotels
- Peter Fagg will be your trip guide, he is a local British guide and historian.
- Gwen Haycock will be the trip leader.
- Airfare is not included in our pricing.
Gwen Haycock Tour Leader
Gwen had the pleasure and privilege of living in England for almost 7 years and has many fond memories and a love of the country. She loves to travel and share the things she loves with others.
Your Guide: Peter Fagg MA, MITG has been guiding groups around Britain since 1995 and has amassed an ever growing knowledge of sites, stories, events and people. He sees British history through LDS eyes and loves finding connections