English Literature

  • English literature school trip to London
    Capture your students' imagination with a visit to the British Library.
  • Dublin school trip
    Learn more about the writer, James Joyce, on a Dublin school trip.
  • English literature school trip to the Somme
    Bring the words of Wilfred Owen and Sebastian Faulks to life on a trip to the Somme.
  • English literature / drama / theatre studies / performing arts school trip to London
    Get your group to participate in a workshop at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.
  • English literature school trip to Ypres
    Visit the former battlefields in which In Flanders Fields was inspired.

All activities were good and allowed the children to gain a real insight into the life of Shakespeare. EC, Endon Hall Primary School

Whether it’s Wilfred Owen’s World War I poetry depicting life in the trenches of the Somme, or seeing the Ypres setting in which In Flanders Fields was composed, historical events and distinctive landscapes play a pivotal role in influencing English Literature. 

Be it a visit to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, seeing the inspiration for The Merchant of Venice or discovering Juliet’s fair Verona, by stepping outside the classroom and into the world of the literary greats, you’ll find sentences, stanzas and soliloquies leaping off the page.

Why not bring to life the rugged landscapes so dramatically depicted in Wuthering Heights with a visit to the Brontë Parsonage Museum, the place in which another literary classic, Jane Eyre, was also created? Or learn more about the life of another great author with a trip to Bath’s Jane Austen Centre. You’ll find a wealth of literary inspiration both across the UK and in Dublin.

Suggested English Literature School Trip Itineraries

If you’re looking to take part in a literary workshop, go backstage at a world-renowned theatre or catch a performance of a critically-acclaimed play, we can design a bespoke itinerary to suit not only your particular subject focus, but also your budget.

Equally, if you’d prefer a balance of specialist literary subject matter, coupled with the opportunity to see some of the city’s principal attractions (or simply have a bit of fun), we’ve got a wealth of tried and tested ideas to create the perfect, educationally-rich itinerary, all the while carving out a notch of all-important leisure time.

If you’ve got a English Literature school trip in mind, or you don’t see quite what you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact us with your requirements and we’ll do our level best to exceed your expectations.



James Joyce Centre - smallA hop and a skip across the Irish Sea, Dublin is a treasure trove of historical and literary delights. Trace a path through the main events of Irish history such as the creation of the Irish Free State and the Easter Rising and discover the Emerald Isle’s immense influence on the literary world through the likes of James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, Bram Stoker and Jonathan Swift.


British Library (c) Visit Britain, Eric Nathan - smallWhether you’re participating in a study day or catching a performance at Shakespeare’s Globe, touring the tomes or learning about language at the historic British Library, we guarantee your London experience will be a memorable one! See a literary masterpiece brought to life on the stage, and visit some of London’s greatest landmarks whilst you’re there.


The-Shakespeare-Birthplace-Portrait-of-William-Shakespeare. - smallAn unrivalled destination to bring Shakespeare to life for your English Literature students, go backstage at the Royal Shakespeare Company and watch a performance of one of the Bard’s great plays. Alternatively, take part in a workshop and visit key sites including Shakespeare’s birthplace on Henley Street, New Place, and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Gardens.


With its mighty arena, Roman ruins and Shakespearian associations, not to mention Padua, Vicenza, Lake Garda nearby, Verona is a great venue for a school trip. Ideal for students of English Literature, Leisure & Tourism and of course Italian, Verona’s array of architectural, classical and cultural attractions makes it a very worthy candidate for an educational tour in Italy.


640px-Three_great_men_of_Scottish_literature (c) Kim TraynorFollow in the literary footsteps of Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson around the Scottish Capital, where a visit to the Writers’ Museum is an absolute must. Whilst you’re there, be sure to visit Edinburgh Castle, wander down the famous cobbles of the Royal Mile and visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official Scottish home.


Lochnagar-crater-at-La-Boisselle_copyright-J.FoleyThe many battlefields, cemeteries and memorials of the Somme serve as visual reminders of the sacrifices made by the hundreds of thousands of soldiers who lost their lives here. Their experiences brought to life through the words of Wilfred Owen, Sebastian Faulks and R.C. Sherriff’s Journey’s End, what better way to appreciate poetry and prose than in the literary field?


Painting_of_Brontë_sisters - smallAcross the UK, there’s no shortage of literary inspiration. Whether its the childhood home of the Brontë sisters in West Yorkshire or walking in Wordsworth’s footsteps in Cumbria, visiting the Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre, Swansea’s Dylan Thomas Centre, the Jane Austen Centre in Bath or her former Hampshire home, let your UK literature trip be a memorable one.


Essex Farm Cemetery (c) Westtoer - smallSynonymous with its role in the Great War, Ypres (or Ieper as it’s known in Flemish) came under Allied control in 1914 and witnessed some five million British and Commonwealth soldiers pass through on their way to the bloody battles of the Salient. See the setting in which John McCrae’s famous World War I poem, In Flanders Fields, was inspired.

English Literature school trip images courtesy of Tony Pleavin, Kim Traynor, Visit Britain, Eric Nathan, Pawel Libera, J Foley, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Westtoer APB.

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