Carmel library’s Literary Travel Club launches with journey to England


By Heather Collins

The Carmel Clay Public Library is taking readers on a literary adventure through England. The Literary Travel Club will launch next year with a week-long trip to England Sept. 18 to 26.

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“If you love the Carmel library, if you love books and if you love to travel, then this is the perfect trip for you,” said Elizabeth Hamilton, CCPL foundation director.

The library teamed with Carmel Travel Company to create the travel package.

Travelers will visit the Jane Austen’s House Museum, Beatrix Potter’s the Tailor of Gloucester museum and shop, Stratford-Upon-Avon to see the home where Shakespeare was born and grew up, Anne Hathaway’s cottage and gardens,  a behind-the-scenes tour of the filming of Harry Potter at Gloucester Cathedral, 221b Baker Street (the home of Sherlock Holmes) and Westminster Abbey, which holds the tombs and memorials of several famous writers, including Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dickens and Dylan Thomas as well as Queen Elizabeth I and Charles Darwin.

The trip also will include a walking tour of Oxford, which inspired generations of writers, including J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, a tour of the Globe Theatre and an optional stop at the Warner Brothers Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter.

The trip also will include surprise literary guests and a literary pub crawl through London, from Fitzrovia to Soho.

The price includes land transportation, accommodations, meals, admission, professional tour and city guides, luggage handling and all taxes and tips. The price does not include roundtrip airfare.

For information or to sign-up, contact Melisa Keizer with Carmel Travel Company at 317-848-2990 or [email protected].