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These are the best Yorkshire literary locations that you can visit

Yorkshire has been home to some eminent writers - and inspired many more.

Here are the best buildings, towns and sites of interest with a literary connection that you can still visit today.

Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1911 children's novel The Secret Garden is set in the North York Moors. A new adaptation starring Julie Walters and Colin Firth has been filmed at Helmsley Walled Garden and Duncombe Park.

1. Helmsley - The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1911 children's novel The Secret Garden is set in the North York Moors. A new adaptation starring Julie Walters and Colin Firth has been filmed at Helmsley Walled Garden and Duncombe Park.
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The Yorkshire vet's memoirs are still widely read around the world, and his former surgery, Skeldale House at 23 Kirkgate in Thirsk, is now a museum dedicated to his work.

2. Thirsk - James Herriot

The Yorkshire vet's memoirs are still widely read around the world, and his former surgery, Skeldale House at 23 Kirkgate in Thirsk, is now a museum dedicated to his work.
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The hotel, then known as the Harrogate Hydro, played a bizarre role in the disappearance of the famous crime writer in 1926. Christie was missing for 11 days, sparking a major search, before one of the hotel's musicians recognised her as a guest.

3. Old Swan Hotel - Agatha Christie

The hotel, then known as the Harrogate Hydro, played a bizarre role in the disappearance of the famous crime writer in 1926. Christie was missing for 11 days, sparking a major search, before one of the hotel's musicians recognised her as a guest.
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This secluded woodland dell can be found in Meanwood Park, near Weetwood in Leeds. Built as the gardens of a Victorian villa, the 'fairy glade' was a favourite walk for Tolkien when he taught at the University of Leeds in the 1920s.

4. The Hollies - JRR Tolkien

This secluded woodland dell can be found in Meanwood Park, near Weetwood in Leeds. Built as the gardens of a Victorian villa, the 'fairy glade' was a favourite walk for Tolkien when he taught at the University of Leeds in the 1920s.
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