Hey book dragons,
What a ride we have been on with some of our favourite authors. Not only do they give us brilliant characters, unpredictable plot and soul crushing twits, they give us unforgettable worlds. From Hogwarts to Middle Earth, these worlds pull us in and never fully let get us go after we close that back cover.
Here you’ll find my top 10 magical places that I would visit if I could.
- Velaris – The Court of Dreams.
Featured in Sarah J Maas’s A Court of Thorns and Roses series
I would want to live there but mostly I want to see Starfall. It’s one of the most beautiful locations in a book I have come across. Twinkling stars, beautiful hues of purples and blues filling the night sky and snow capped mountains? Sign me up.
- Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Featured in J K Rowling’s Harry Potter series
I grew up with this series and would love to go to school here. Not only is the place magic itself it has a wonderful team of interesting Professors and classes. Hermione and Rob would bee cool to hang out with but that Harry kid attracts trouble
- Middle Earth – Hobbiton, The Shire and Rivendell
Featured in J.R.R Tolkien’s The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings series
I want to see these places because they made me fall in love with the fantasy genre. Hobbiton would be so cozy and warm and Rivendell would be beautiful beyond measure. I am yet to visit Hobbiton in New Zealand but it’s on my list.
- Green Gables and Avolea
Featured in L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables series
I grew up on the Sullivan mini series adaption because my mum loved it. Avonlea was a beautiful home with endless possibility and small country charm. It had everything from lush greenery, dark forests, beautiful beaches and open fields. Gilbert Blythe was also my first book crush and I’m not even sorry.
- Jurassic Park – Prior to everything going bad.
Featured in Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park series
So I want to visit because seeing Dinosaurs alive and in action would be incredible. I loved dinosaurs as a child and still love them to this day and if someone tells me it’s not a girly topic then I’ll hit you with my dino books. I don’t need that negativity in my life. I’m not down for the running for my life scenario but if I can get in and out of the park safely then I’ll pack my bags today.
- Every castle in every fairytale I have ever read
Featured in tales by The Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Andrew Lang, Charles Perrault and many more
Give me a long flowing princess dress and endless staircases and corridors to run in. I am here for the magic and the unknown. The happily ever afters and defeating villains. I want it all.
Featured in C. S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia series
I feel like Aslan, Colin and I would be bffs. This is another world I discovered when I was a child and it’s always stuck with me. I walked into an incredible amount of cupboards as a child looking for adventure. You probably have guessed by now that my attempts to find Narnia have so far been unsuccessful
Featured in J.M. Barri’s Peter Pan/The Boy Who Would Never Grow Up
This would just be so much fun. Chilling out with the Lost boys and Peter Pan. Fighting Hook and the Prates then swimming with mermaids. What is not to love about Neverland?
- Oz – Mostly the Emerald City and Munchkin Land
Featured in L. Frank Baum’s Land of Oz
Of course I am going to follow that yellow brick road to adventure. No deals with Glinda though…. She got Dorothy to vanquish her enemy when Dorothy could have gone home at any time… Crafty or smart… Who’s to say?
Featured in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
I know once I step foot in there I am probable never leaving. Wonderland is so different to our world and nothing stays the same for too long. Adventure waits around ever corner with a cast of wonderful, crazy, colourful characters eager to join you.
What are some places you would visit if you had the chance?