The recent rise of the staycation has reinforced something books have been teaching us for centuries: you don’t have to travel far to feel like you’re in another world. As the world’s largest exporter of books, the UK is a fruitful land full of book shops, authors, literary festivals, and destinations that inspire novelists to write. As #BookTok approaches 65 billion views on TikTok, Holiday Cottages have analysed the UK’s literary scene to reveal the best UK destinations for book lovers outside London – which is coincidentally the fourth most written about city in the world, according to data collected by David Wilson Homes – considering the number of bookstores, literary festivals, books set in the location, and number of authors who were born, lived, or worked there. Are you a book lover looking for staycation inspiration? These are the best UK destinations for book lovers to visit now.
The Best UK Destinations For Book Lovers
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