A Novel Way to Travel with All of Your Childhood Favourites; LITERATURE TRAVEL TOP FIVE BREAKS

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A Novel Way to Travel with All of Your Childhood Favourites; LITERATURE TRAVEL TOP FIVE BREAKS


Byline: MICHELLE JACKSON

THE NOVEL TRAVELLER WE have all been transported to fantastic lands through our favourite childhood books but we can also visit the very places that inspired those authors, or even recreations of the worlds they recreated.

HARRY POTTER (UK AND THE USA)

JK Rowling has taken many children into a magical realm through her novels about Harry Potter. But did you realise he was created while struggling single mum JK reflected on what she was doing with her life while sipping coffee in The Elephant House in Edinburgh? Scotland was inspirational to the wannabe author. Glencoe Valley in the Scottish Highlands is the location for Hagrid's cabin and is where the Prisoner of Azkaban was filmed.

Did you know also that the main dining hall at Hogwarts is inspired by Christ Church College, Oxford? And if you're passing through London you can actually stop off at King's Cross and St Pancras Station and have a look for platform 9 3/4. It is there but you will probably bump your head if you try to go through the brick wall, providing you are a muggle of course.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, near London, is a must-do for Potterheads. New for this year is Step into the Forbidden Forest. Visit www.wbstudiotour.co.uk or ring (0044) 345 084 0900 And of course our American cousins are just as devoted to the boy wizard. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando is a special place. Travel on The Hogwarth's Express, dine in the Leaky Cauldron or escape from Gringotts on a thrilling multidimensional ride!

Tour America (www.touramerica.ie) offers seven nights in Universal Orlando Resort from only [euro]649pp. Stay at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Based on 2+2 sharing. Travel November. For more info and to book, call (01) 8173562. Three Park Explorer Park ticket from [euro]255pp.

THE LITTLE MERMAID (COPENHAGEN)

Copenhagen is synonymous with its Little Mermaid. Visit The Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tale House to be taken through the pages of some of the world's most famous fairytales. In addition to the fairytale exhibits, you get to visit Andersen's study and listen to the great man giving an account of his life and travels.

To make magic memories with your own little mermaid then dine at the Auberge de Cendrillon in Euro Disney. This restaurant needs to be booked so make sure to do it early on arrival. There you will find not just Ariel but all of the Disney princesses. Taking my daughter to Eurodisney when she was four enabled me to capture her at the height of her princess days. Little mermaids grow up so make time for Disney.

Explorers Hotel At Disneyland Paris in July from Click and Go.

Board Basis: Three nights B&B. Flights: Return with Aer Lingus.

2+1 [euro]1,159 per family, 2+2 - [euro]1,349 per family (www.clickandgo.com). Theme park tickets are also available on www.clickandgo.com. Three-day Hopper Ticket: Adult (12+) [euro]139pp, Kids(3-11) [euro]119pp. Four Day Hopper Ticket: Adult (12+), [euro]169pp, Kids(3-11) [euro]149pp.

HEIDI (THE ALPS)

Johanna Spyri's novel about orphan girl Heidi has touched readers for generations. For many it was their first introduction to Alpine Europe.

Central to her story is how she overcame illness by changing surroundings to a healthier location. …

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