Charles Dickens and Salisbury.

Charles Dickens and Salisbury.2017-10-01T08:49:17+00:00


It was pretty late in the autumn of the year, when the declining sun struggling through the mist which had obscured it all day, looked brightly down upon a little Wiltshire village, within an easy journey of the fair old town of Salisbury.

Martin Chuzzlewit Chapter 2.




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Amesbury: The Blue Dragon Inn.

In the Dickens novel Martin Chuzzlewit, the The Blue Dragon lies in a village in Wiltshire, near Salisbury. The place is almost certainly The George Inn at Amesbury, 8 miles north of Salisbury.

Salisbury: George Inn.

In the Dickens novel Martin Chuzzlewit, Tom Pinch picks up the young Martin from this ancient Salisbury inn.

Salisbury: White Hart.

Dickens visited this noted Salisbury hotel and featured it in his novel Martin Chuzzlewit.

Stonehenge, Wiltshire.

Charles Dickens visited Stonehenge in March 1848, riding there from Salisbury.

Winterslow, Wiltshire.

In March 1848, Dickens visited the home of the writer William Hazlitt in this village, 6 miles northeast of Salisbury.


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