Famous Birthplaces

March 16, 2012 by staff 

Famous Birthplaces, The United Kingdom has been the birthplace of some of the finest minds the planet has ever known. Through areas such as science, politics, literature and music, many British-born people have assisted in shaping modern society. As time has passed, the legacy of these great men and women still remains, so much so that the birthplaces of these legendary people have been preserved to maintain the importance of their life and work.

Across the nation, there are many birth homes of famous people that provide tours and house museums for the general public. Below is a detailed guide of some of these locations that may serve as an alternative and educational day out!

J.M. Barrie
The birthplace and early home of famed Scottish author, playwright and creator of Peter Pan, Sir James Matthew Barrie, this 19th century cottage is set in the heart of Kirriemuir.

Robert Burns National Heritage Park
Robert Burns’ birthplace is brought to life through a mixture of modern technology and unique authentic locations and artefacts.

Winston Churchill
Blenheim Palace, home to the 11th Duke of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, offers a memorable day out. Set in 2,100 acres of beautiful parkland, the Palace is surrounded by sweeping lawns and formal gardens.

Charles Dickens
Born in this modest house in Portsmouth in 1812, the house has miraculously survived and is now preserved as a museum furnished in the style of 1809.

Edward Elgar
The Birthplace Cottage and the Elgar Centre together tell the story of the famous composer Sir Edward Elgar.

Thomas Hardy
This cottage was home to novelist and poet Thomas Hardy for 34 years.

Mary Queen Of Scots
The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch. All of the Stewart kings lived at the Palace, and it was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.

Sir Isaac Newton
Woolsthorpe Manor was the family home of famous physicist Sir Isaac Newton, who was born there in 1643.

William Shakespeare
Stroll around the house where the legendary writer William Shakespeare was born and grew up!

George Stephenson
Birthplace of the ‘Father of Railways’, who built the first public railway line in the world to use steam locomotives.

William Wordsworth
A ‘living’ 1770′s townhouse, this was the birthplace and childhood home of English romantic poet William Wordsworth.

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