These are the best Yorkshire literary locations that you can visit
Yorkshire has been home to some eminent writers - and inspired many more.
By Grace Newton
Monday, 4th March 2019, 2:09 pm
Updated Monday, 4th March 2019, 2:12 pm
Bronte Parsonage Museum
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.
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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.
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.
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.
The seaside town of Whitby is world-famous for its links to Dracula, Stoker's 1897 gothic horror novel. Count Dracula arrives in Whitby after his ship runs aground off its coast.
The Bronte family's former home in the parsonage of this village near Keighley is open to the public. The surrounding moorland inspired Charlotte, Emily and Anne to write.
This 15th-century house near Halifax was the home of Anne Lister, an heiress who was one of the few openly gay women in 19th-century public life. Her diaries were found hidden in the house in the 1980s. Shibden is open to the public.