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The Test Valley Literary Trail

Travel anywhere in Test Valley and you'll find yourself walking through the pages of novels, children's books, travelogues and comic cartoons. Writers down the centuries have left a legacy of Test Valley landscapes, country houses and colourful local characters in their books.

Head of to explore and spot the locations where the plots have been set. Test Valley can be found in the 14th century ballad of Piers Plowman right through to Thomas The Tank Engine. Agatha Christie, Geoffrey Chaucer, Thomas Hardy and Jane Austen all drew on Test Valley inspiration for their novels. The Test Valley Literary Trail takes you on a journey from the north of the borough to the south.

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