#5. St. Ives
Virginia Woolf spent her summers here until the age of 13 and she cherished those memories forever. She described the place as warm, humming and sunny with the gardens giving the murmur of bees. The family’s colonial style villa has now been transformed into holiday apartments. Lined with fishermen’s cottages, cobbled streets, gift shops, galleries and overlooking the Porthminster beach, this is a sight to behold.
#6. North Yorkshire
From Norton Conyers to Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire has no dearth of literary inspiration. Norton Conyers with its striking Dutch gables has hosted the likes of Charles I, James II and Charlotte Bronte. This is what served as inspiration for our beloved Jane Eyre. Moreover, the imposing Whitby Abbey played its part in the creation of Dracula, a gothic masterpiece by Bram Stoker.