SOURCE: English Lakeland Ramblers

English Lakeland Ramblers

March 22, 2011 17:14 ET

Explore World of Austen, Shakespeare and More: Top Three Literary Tours for Book Lovers and Walking Fanatics by English Lakeland Ramblers

MONTCLAIR, VA--(Marketwire - March 22, 2011) - The allure of authors of great literature has inspired people to travel for thousands of years. Leading walking tour company Ramblers now introduces new walking tours in England enabling fans of such renowned writers and poets as Jane Austen, William Shakespeare and Beatrix Potter to follow in their favorite author's footsteps.

Ramblers' literary walking tours give book lovers and walking fans alike the opportunity to explore the England's quaint countryside and charming towns that inspired the great writers and became the settings of their novels and plays.

Here are their top three picks of literary self-guided tours and group trips:

  • Jane Austen's World (Four days) from $585 per person

    This self-guided walk leads through the beautiful Hampshire countryside that was the inspiration for the works of Jane Austen, author of "Pride and Prejudice," "Sense and Sensibility" and many other famous novels. The highlight of the walk is a visit to Chawton, the authoress' ancestral home. The 17th century house, in which she spent the last eight years of her life and wrote some of her best and most popular work, is now a museum telling her story.

  • England's Lake District (Seven or eight days) from $2850 per person

    This Lake District group walking tour follows in the footsteps of early conservationists like legendary poet William Wordsworth and famous children's author Beatrix Potter, discovering the splendors of this picture perfect area. Not to be missed are visits to Wordsworth's home and museum as well as Potter's Hilltop Farm.

  • The Shakespeare Way (Eight days) from $1,050 per person

    This self-guided walking tour follows a route that the great poet and playwright may have taken when he left his birthplace, Stratford-on-Avon, for London in the 16th century. The Shakespeare Way passes through such picturesque places as Woodstock (the burial place of Sir Winston Churchill), Oxford, and Kew, before finishing at the recreation of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London.

About Ramblers

For over 25 years, Ramblers has excelled in providing authentic hiking and walking tours in Scotland, England, and Wales. Their guides are unsurpassed in the local lore they share with guests, and qualified to the highest standards in England. The company also offers custom trips.

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