The Best Private Trips to Book For Your English Class

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Gethin Morgan

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Planning a field trip for your English class? Take them to some of the great cities of literature when you book one of our immersive itineraries as a Private Trip.

There’s plenty of pros for going private. Obviously it means you can keep the guest-list locked down, but it also allows for far greater flexibility on travel dates, group sizes (minimum of 4) and even age requirements. Simply get in touch with our Travel Experts to organise your personalised Culture Trip adventure.

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Jacobite steam train crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct, as seen in Harry Potter

Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands by Train

When Unesco began curating their prestigious Cities of Literature programme in 2004, the first place they honoured was Edinburgh. With good reason, too. From legendary wordsmiths like Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson and Robert Burns, to the edginess of Irvine Welsh’s unique working class voice and the global phenomenon that is J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, this city has never stopped producing greats written works. It’s also one of the best cities in the world for bookshops, so be sure to pop into Blackwell’s and the Golden Hare, or plan your visit during August to take in the annual International Book Festival. The Scottish capital is the final destination on our weeklong Rail Trip, which actually starts in another great literary city, London, where we catch the Caledonian sleeper train to Fort William. Ride on the Jacobite steam train – AKA the real-life Hogwarts Express, explore the artsy city of Inverness and get inspired by the beauty of the Isle of Skye en route to the storied gothic streets of Edinburgh.

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