Beckford’s Tower: Holiday in a Writer’s Retreat

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Austen's England & The Open Palace Programme

While some reclusive writers favor retreats hidden away, William Beckford instead built a tall tower everyone could see, with no inclination of inviting anyone inside. If you’re looking for a quiet retreat with a reading nook above the rooftops, the lower rooms of Beckford’s Tower are available for weekend rentals.

Preservation of a Bibliophile’s Retreat

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Austen's England & The Open Palace Programme

Have you ever thought about what goes into the preservation of the historic author museums we all love to visit? Let me tell you, so much more goes on behind the scenes than you’ll ever realize during your visit.

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