Mystery Lover's England and Scotland

Travel from Yorkshire to Edinburgh as you meet mystery writers, visit the landscapes used as settings of famous novels, and glimpse into the lives of renowned detective novelists on this one-of-a-kind tour for mystery lovers.

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 Whitby Abbey, located in North Yorkshire and inspiration for Bram Stoker's <i>Dracula</i>  Whitby Abbey  Steam train at the Grosmont station, near Whitby  The remains of Whitby Abbey  The Brontë Parsonage Museum  Durham Cathedral overlooking the River Wear  Hadrian's Wall, a World Heritage site, built by the Romans  Castle Howard, one of the grandest private residences in Great Britain, designed by Sir John Vanbrugh in the 18th century  Afternoon tea, a British tradition  Steam train traveling through the Yorkshire countryside near Haworth  The seaside town of Whitby with the abbey overlooking the harbor  Narrow street in the city of York  Victoria Street in Edinburgh's Old Town area  The imposing Edinburgh Castle

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This is my second mystery tour, and it was absolutely amazing. I came away with new favorite authors, wonderful memories and new friends who share my mystery addiction! 

Lourdes F.

The tour was excellent, and the trio of ladies who led us are also excellent. Actually seeing where authors have located their stories makes reading the mysteries more enjoyable, adds another dimension to the story. 

Kathy C.

You can't see it all on one or even two trips so having knowledgeable leaders and an overall theme provided focus and made the selection of sights and cultural experiences relevant. We saw sights and gained insights that you just don't get on the average sightseeing tour. There was not a single "ok, that's nice" moment. 

Wayne B.

If you like to learn and have fun at the same time, take a Smithsonian tour. 

Irma C.


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Rosalind Hutchinson

Rosalind Hutchinson

Oct 20 - 29, 2014

Rosalind Hutchinson is a veteran tour leader and Blue Badge Guide. She is a true local expert, a teacher of other guides, and a recipient of the prestigious Member of the British Empire (MBE), an honor awarded by the Queen of England for special services and accomplishments. Rosalind interweaves layers of English history, architecture and literature for a memorable well-rounded experience and takes a special interest in the landscape of the British detective novel.

Carol Fleisher Kent

Carol Fleisher Kent

Oct 20 - 29, 2014

Professor Carol Fleisher Kent was named one of the top ten teachers at Georgetown University, where she taught courses on Gothic fiction, film, and detective fiction for 14 years. Playboy magazine cited her Hitchcock course at Georgetown as “"worth waking up for.”" Carol earned a master'’s degree from Breadloaf School of English and received her Ph.D. in modern literature and film from Brown University. A popular Smithsonian study leader, she has led Classic Mystery Lover’s England and Mystery Lover’s England and Scotland for many years. She will be joined by Rosalind Hutchinson, a Blue Badge guide and fellow mystery buff.