Recently, I wrote a post about five places in fiction that I would be terrified to visit. So, it was only natural that I would end up writing one for places that I actually would really like to visit. These are places full of magic, mystery and wonder that (hopefully) won’t get me killed or mean I come face-to-face with a plethora of monsters.
Anyway, here are five places I would love to visit in fictional worlds…
The Shire (Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit)
Here’s the obvious one! Everyone wants to visit the Shire, right? It is quite possibly the quaintest, nicest place ever invented, and not to mention that hobbits seem to be, universally, good people (maybe not those Sackville-Bagginses). I suppose the lucky thing is that you can almost actually visit this place. Now I just to get a ticket to New Zealand…
Hogwarts (The Wizarding World)
Yeah, another obvious one. But imagine how amazing it would be! I mean, yeah there are sometimes trolls in the basement and Harry has a habit of attracting dark magicians, but if you can stay away from him then you’ll be fine. You would just spend your days learning how to fly a broomstick, brew potions, cast spells and handle magical creatures.
Fangorn Forest (Lord of the Rings)
A second entry for Middle Earth! Well, it is the quintessential fantasy world, so yeah, it was always likely. This entry, however, may surprise a few people. Fangorn doesn’t have the best reputation and so places like Rivendell and Lothlorien would be more obvious choices, but you know what, I want to see Ents!
Orisha (Children of Blood and Bone)
Probably, the most left field pick here as this book isn’t really one of my favourites. It was just over-hyped, really. Way over-hyped. The world-building and the setting were incredible though. Everything felt fresh and unique due to its West African inspired roots, plus everyone seems to ride giant panthers and leopards with spikey horns. That sounds pretty cool!
The Wall (Westeros)
Okay, so Westeros may not be the friendliest of places in general. It has its fair share of scary and dangerous places, but also some amazing places. The Wall being one of them. Yes, it would be cold, but it would be so damn awe-inspiring and impressive to see. So long as no Others (White Walkers for show people) are around, anyway.
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So, what did you think of my list? Where would you love to go? Let me know in the comments as I would love to know (I’m just nosy!) and hope you enjoyed this post.