The English journalist Joseph Rudyard Kipling was one of the UK s most popular writers whose works include The Jungle Book and Kim.
Bateman’s near the village of Burwash is a 17th C house that was the home of the writer Rudyard Kipling from 1902 until his death in 1936. This beautiful family home which is set in the wooded landscape of Sussex remains as it was when Rudyard Kipling lived here, the rooms are just as Kipling left them with his personal belongings and memorabilia relating to his life and work on display. The gardens are delightful with beautiful lawns, a wildflower meadow, a kitchen garden and a 17th C working water mill where flour is still ground. The surrounding countryside is great for walking at any time of year.
Kipling was born in India but at the age of 5 he was sent with his 3-year-old sister to live in Southsea, Portsmouth with a couple who looked after children of British parents who were living in India. The 6 years that he lived here was an unhappy time in his life but one that he said might have encouraged his literary life.
Rudyard Kipling is buried in Poet’s Corner, Westminster Abbey.
On a bespoke literature group tour in England you can visit the places where they lived, enjoy the landscapes, learn about and see what inspired these great writers and poets. We welcome the opportunity to customise your group’s tour to suit you or your client’s requirements. We are also very happy to research and design a completely new tour around a theme, so please do contact us with your ideas.