Top Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s topic is a good one! Top ten places books have made me want to visit, both fictional or real. The setting of a story is usually quite important, and sometimes reading about a certain place can just make you long to be/go there. At least, that’s what I’ve experienced. Here’s my top ten! In no particular order, as always.

  1. Hogwarts (from the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling)
    I mean, come on, does this really need explaining? I’m still waiting for my acceptance letter…
  2. Wuthering Heights/Thrushcross Grange (from Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë)
    Although living at Wuthering Heights doesn’t seem like the most pleasant experience, the descriptions of the setting and the nature and everything is part of why I adore this book.
  3. London (from ALL the books)
    There are so many books that are set in London! It’s my second favourite city in the world (next to my home town), so every time I read a book that’s set in London I want to go there again…
  4. The Cotswolds (from Making Your Mind Up by Jill Mansell)
    Jill Mansell describes places in such a way that I immediately want to go there. The Cotswolds is only one example, but a really good one at that.
  5. Cornwall (from A Suitable Vengeance by Elizabeth George)
    I love Cornwall, and the description of inspector Lynley’s childhood home and everything around it is just…gah!
  6. Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory (from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl)
    Some weird things went down in there, but wouldn’t it be so cool to see the chocolate factory? And the Oompa Loompas? Getting out alive would be pretty cool as well…
  7. Barcelona (from The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón)
    These books have such an amazing atmosphere, and make Barcelona seem like a magical place. When I read them I immediately wanted to go there and visit, as I did last summer.
  8. Montmartre (from The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris)
    I basically want to go wherever Vianne Rocher goes, and just follow the chocolate, but Montmartre seems like the best option.
  9. Santorini (from The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares)
    I remember pretty much falling in love with the place when seeing it through Lena’s eyes as she is visiting her grandparents. I’ve never been to Greece, but these books have definitely made me want to go there.
  10. Pemberley (from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen)
    I’m just curious, really. Plus, the chance to meet Mr Darcy would be really great as well…

And that’s my top ten! What are some of the places that books have made you want to visit?

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11 thoughts on “Top Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit

  1. Santorini would be amazing!! I forgot about that one. 🙂 Also, Barcelona is another excellent pick–I have been there once, but it was so short that I need to return for a longer visit. So many great picks here! 🙂

    1. Thank you! Making this list really made me want to read The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books again! I’ve been to Barcelona this summer, and thought it was really beautiful. 🙂

  2. an interesting collection. i would love to see santorini. my top ten would include kentucky and texas, As i have read and re- read Fern Michaels books on that were family saga surrounding the kentucky derby and how the family split and grew apart only to come back together. very dynasty like.
    I would include , also, any place Maeve Binchy has written about, Jilly Coopers books on polo and their settings in Yorkshire, or any other novels set in that region. .

    1. Thank you. 🙂 When making this list I noticed it only includes places within Europe. I was thinking about including New York, but my desire to go there stems more from TV shows and films than from books.

      1. I, to, put emphasis on what i read and watch. I have recently began reading all sorts of ‘chick lit’ based on the east coast of the USA. especially maine, the hamptons, washington etc.
        Did your pear crumble with beurre bosc it was yum. thanks

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