Fantasy Locations from Books We Wish Were Real

From the charming setting of Avonlea in Prince Edwards Island to the romantic and beautiful Camelot, there are many places in fiction that we wish were real. We have selected ten of these to showcase, but there are endless options to choose from. Tell which fantasy locations you wish were real in the comments below! We’re still hoping these places actually exist somewhere out there!

Emerald City from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum wizard-of-oz Following the Yellow Brick Road and ending up in the Emerald City to see the Wizard would be spectacular. As long as you can avoid the Wicked Witch of the West and her flying monkeys, you should be able to get there just fine. It definitely beats tornados in Kansas!

Avonlea, Prince Edward Island from Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery 

green-gables While not from a fantasy land, Avonlea is a fictional town in Canada. The small town with industries like farming and lobster fishing make it a quaint, coastal town we definitely wouldn’t mind visiting.

Hogwarts Castle from Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling harry-potter This one’s pretty obvious, but Hogwarts Castle would be an amazing place to see. Even more though, we’d like to attend as students. You could trek to England for the Alnwick Castle, but we think we’ll just wait for our Hogwarts letters to arrive.

Narnia from The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis narnia People often refer to their favorite places or parts of their homes as “Narnia”, so it would be pretty spectacular to go. Constantly adventuring, talking to mythical animals, and being best friends with Aslan—a lion—would be pretty superb.

Wonderland from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll alice Perhaps it wouldn’t be the ideal spot to live—because who wants to be constantly ambushed by the Cheshire cat or threatened by the Queen of Hearts?—but it would be fascinating to visit. From never ending tea parties to following around an always late white rabbit, Wonderland is truly a fantasy.

Middle Earth from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien lord-of-the-rings We would absolutely love to go hang out in The Shire and have the chance to meet Hobbits, Elves, and Dwarves alike. J.R.R. Tolkien has said that Middle Earth is located on our earth in the past, so perhaps we just need a good imagination and a time machine.

Neverland from Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie peter-pan-neverland The land where boys never have to grow up would be a fascinating place to visit. When you’re not worried about vicious mermaids, ticking crocodiles, and of course Captain Hook—we think it could be a quite enjoyable place to let loose and get ready for adventure.

Camelot from King Arthur folklore king-arthur The home of King Arthur’s Knights of the Roundtable first appeared in Chretien de Troyes’ poem Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart, which dates to the 1170s. We think the picturesque castle would have been stunning, with an added bonus of spotting King Arthur’s court.

Seven Kingdoms from Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin got While your chance of death would increase greatly just by stepping foot in one the Seven Kingdoms, we think a visit to Westeros would be an epic one. As long as we get to go during a long summer…and not an endless winter.

Who-ville from How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss how-the-grinch-stole-xmas Although Whoville is completely consumed by Christmas presents at first, they also are constantly consumed with the Christmas spirit. It would be nice to visit such a jolly town once in a while.

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