The ultimate place for a Bronte fan. Once home to the Bronte sisters, this parsonage in the village of Howarth is now a museum dedicated to the family and their works. Bronte-novices will also get a great deal out visiting this place.
Relive Wuthering Heights with a walk through the wind-beaten, heathery hillscape which inspired the setting of the much loved novel. You can also pass by the waterfall named after the sisters as you explore the local landscape. There might even be enough empty space here for you to unashamedly throw your arms open wide and scream 'Heathcliffffff' into the wind.
Anne Bronte is the only sister not to be buried at Haworth, but you can find her grave in St Mary's Churchyard in the town which inspired the setting of Agnes Grey.
The railway from E Nesbit's The Railway Children is very much alive and working today, with regular diesel and steam trains running between the villages, as well as vintage train cars which serve afternoon tea!
Visit the setting of Bram Stoker's Dracula. A striking and imposing ruin on top of the cliff which overlooks the town, you can feel for yourself the atmosphere which inspired the gothic novel.
For Dracula fans who a looking for something more thrill seeking, this show allows you to explore the story like never before with a spooky tour through the story of the vampire.
James Wight was a vet in Thirsk, however he is far more famous as author James Herriot. Visit Wensleydale and Swaledale for the landscape which inspired his novels, notably All Creatures Great and Small.
Lord of the Rings fans will enjoy this exploration of the author's life taking you from Hull where he was hospitalised to his first posting at Hornsea Musketry Camp and then past Thirtle Bridge to Easington and Kilnsea. It was in this area during WW1 that he created much of the mythology and languages which feature in his books.
This centre features a number of collections by figures and writers related to Hull including Yorkshire poet Andrew Marvell and Philip Larkin, who was Librarian to the University of Hull, a must for poetry fans!