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Literary Tourism is an emerging niche sector within the wider cultural tourism sector.

Places with literary heritage throughout the NPA region offer captivating author and fiction-related literary tourism opportunities. The site of a writer’s birthplace, a place that sparked inspiration for a poem, a featured landscape in a well loved novel are all brought to life through literary festivals, walking trails or a quirky book shop.

Literary festivals in particular are growing in appeal and are well attended across the NPA region. Examples include the Cúirt International Literature Festival, Tread Softly Festival, Ireland; Wigtown Book Festival in Scotland and the Happy Days Beckett Festival, Northern Ireland.

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