Where You Should Travel Based On Your Hogwarts House

One of the first things you do when you fall in love with the Harry Potter universe is fantasise about which house you would be in. Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin all value such different traits when it comes to its students, that you could probably place yourself quite easily if you know yourself well enough. And if you don’t? Well, there’s always Pottermore. I’m … Continue reading Where You Should Travel Based On Your Hogwarts House

A Study in Sherlock | Arthur Conan Doyle in Portsmouth

If you read my post about 31 geeky things to celebrate in March, you’ll have noticed that today marks the day that the fictional Sherlock Holmes took on his first case in ‘A Study in Scarlet’ – Arthur Conan Doyle’s debut novel. I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to tell you a little bit about an exhibition I recently visited, all about Arthur … Continue reading A Study in Sherlock | Arthur Conan Doyle in Portsmouth

Literary Locations | A Book Lovers Guide to Vienna

When you think of Vienna, music is probably one of the first things that springs to mind. Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss – all the greats have lived in this city at some point in their lives. However, Vienna also has an avid literary history and is perfect for book lovers. On a recent trip, I set out to find as many literary locations as I could … Continue reading Literary Locations | A Book Lovers Guide to Vienna

10 Lord of the Rings Quotes That Will Inspire You to Travel

Packed full of adventure in far-off beautiful places that you could only dream of visiting, books are a huge reason I love to travel. From the mystical lands of Narnia, to the Gothic castle’s in Dracula, you can find all sorts of travel inspiration in a book, and none more so than within the pages of Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien. I was … Continue reading 10 Lord of the Rings Quotes That Will Inspire You to Travel

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Five Things That Harry Potter Fans Can Do In York

If you’re a Harry Potter fan heading to the UK, chances are that London and Edinburgh are pretty high on your list of places to visit. London features heavily in the Harry Potter books (Kings Cross, Ministry of Magic) and appears in all the movies, whilst Edinburgh is where the books were written – but they aren’t the only places where you can get your Harry … Continue reading Five Things That Harry Potter Fans Can Do In York

A Harry Potter Tour of Edinburgh | 15 Magical Things to See

Edinburgh has a rich literary history counting numerous influential writers among its alumni, but for fans of the Harry Potter franchise it’s most excitingly home to J.K. Rowling. Whilst Rowling wasn’t actually born in Edinburgh, she did move to the city in the early 90’s – around the same time she started writing Harry Potter. Because of this, it’s thought that Edinburgh provided Rowling with … Continue reading A Harry Potter Tour of Edinburgh | 15 Magical Things to See

The Elephant House | 5 Tips For Visiting the Birthplace of Harry Potter

When I visited Edinburgh last month, one statement put The Elephant House right to the top of my bucket list – ‘the birthplace of Harry Potter’. It was quite a bold claim, and one not entirely based on fact – J.K. Rowling actually came up with the boy who lived on a train journey to London –nevertheless, it is true that she spent a lot … Continue reading The Elephant House | 5 Tips For Visiting the Birthplace of Harry Potter

Diagon House | A Harry Potter Inspired Store in Edinburgh

In my mission to catch up with posts, and share some of the places I visited towards the end of last year, I thought I’d write about one of my favourite stores from a recent trip to Edinburgh – Diagon House. It’s bursting at the seams with Harry Potter goodies, and is a must visit if you’re a Potterhead like me, and find yourself in … Continue reading Diagon House | A Harry Potter Inspired Store in Edinburgh