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There are a lot of geographical places which influenced writers and artists which even appear in their books, songs or works of art.
Jane Austen's works feature many places where she herself spent her lifetime.



Jane Austen lived there from 1801 to 1805. The action which takes place in Northanger Abbey and Persuasion is located there. According to the legend, Bath was discovered by a prince who had been exiled on account of his leprosy. Confined to look after pigs, he discovered the thermal waters of the place cured his illness. Once cured, he recovered his throne and founded the city.


The Peak District

Many of its locations were used for shooting scenes of the film Pride and Prejudice. The area has picturesque villages like Blackwell, Rowsley and Stanford. Many romantic poets (such as John Keats, William Wordsworth, Lord Byron, Percy Byssthe Shelley and Samuel T. Coleridge.



Here is located the house where Jane Austen spent the last eight years of her life and which is now a museum. Hampshire was the inspiration for many of Jane Austen's novels. From her home in Steventon, near Basingstoke, she wrote the first drafts of Northanger Abbey, Sense & Sensibility and Pride & Prejudice, and went shopping in Andover, Alton and Alresford.
Jane Austen wrote her famous works drawing on a large circle of friends, social gatherings and places around Hampshire that she visited to devise the characters and settings for her novels. She attended dances at The Vyne, near Basingstoke, and finished several of her famous novels at her home in Chawton, which now houses an excellent museum dedicated to the Austens. Jane's last resting place can be seen in Winchester Cathedral.

Liverpool is undoubtedly the most important place in the history of the Beatles. It contains Beatle birthplaces, homes and schools.
Located in Liverpool is The Cavern Club, the legendary rock and roll club where Brian Epstein first saw The Beatles performing on November 9, 1961. St. Peter's was John Lennon's Parish Church, within walking distance of his home on Menlove Avenue. The church cemetery is also the resting place of Eleanor Rigby, featured in a Beatle song. The famous street Penny Lane -immortalized in the song of the same name- is also in Liverpool. Strawberry Fields is an orphanage in the suburb of Woolton, England, renowned for being the inspiration behind the Beatles song. It was  the Salvation Army home John Lennon used to visit when he was a boy living with his aunt in Liverpool. London is also a rich place, full of locations important in the history of the four Liverpudlians.The EMI Studios, situated at 3 Abbey Road, is in the peaceful St. John's Wood district. The Beatles named their final 1969 studio LP Abbey Road. The album's cover photograph shows the four group members walking across the zebra crossing located just outside the studio entrance.
The Beatles' England is a photo history of the places in the Beatles' lives and songs. From Liverpool to London to Hamburg, this site takes a unique look at the Beatles' homeland. The pages offer a virtual tour of Beatle sites in Liverpool and London; as well as Hamburg and New York.

The Beatles' England