Geek tourism alert

The BBC informs me that Norton Conyers, a medieval manor house in North Yorkshire thought to have been the inspiration for Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, is set to reopen to the public after 10 years of restoration. There doesn't seem to be any hard proof that Bronte based Thornfield Hall on Norton Conyers, but the author certainly visited the location in 1839, and apparently heard the local legend of a madwoman confined in the house's attic.
Posted by: Julianka


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