From Jane Austen to George Orwell to J.K.Rowling, England has played host to some of the world’s most iconic writers and with a number of key anniversaries, 2016 is the perfect year to uncover the country’s rich literary heritage. The 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death will see special screenings, exhibitions and performances held in London and Stratford-Upon-Avon, where fans can visit Shakespeare’s birthplace and the famous Shakespeare’s globe theatre. 2016 also marks the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth, the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth and the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth, so expect plenty of literary-inspired events to take place around the country. There’s plenty to keep you busy between events too, from exploring cosmopolitan London to hiking in the Lake District National Park, or visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites like Stonehenge.

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