My Favourite Blyton Locations


Many times over the years we have shown you the places which Enid Blyton lived or was associated with over the span of her life, even if some places like Green Hedges unfortunately no longer exist. In this post however I am going back to the stories and picking three of my favourite places she wrote about to share with you. Let me know yours in the comments.

1. Kirrin Island

Who doesn’t love Kirrin Island? Your own ruined castle to explore, caves, dunegons and peace beyond your wildest dreams (assuming you’ve put a sign up, saying tresspassers will be ravaged by a fierce Timmy dog!) The island was the main enthral of the books for me because it was a strange thing for a child to own, but it was utterly gorgeous for the imagination, it never seemed to get boring and always seemed to produce a new hidey hole whenever the children visited. My absolute favourite place that was used on the island was the cave that magically appeared in Five Run Away Together which also happens to be one of my favourite books. Who wouldn’t want to live on Kirrin Island?

Famous Five on a treasure island

2. Malory Towers

Malory Towers was the bording school when I was younger. I wanted to be part of that amazing place, down by the sea in Cornwall with Darrell, Sally and the rest. Unfortunately I was not so lucky as to go to boarding school at Malory Towers, but I went to the local comprehensive. I willed away my hours dreaming of this beautiful place down in Cornwall, where that gorgeous swimming pool was, those amazingly strict but likeable teachers were, and just the whole excitement of being somewhere quite so magnificent and being part of a small close knit team. That would have been ideal.

-Malory Towers- Minecraft Project

3. The Castle of Adventure

Even though I came to the Adventure series books late in my reading career, I have found that one of those books catches my attention more than the others and its the Castle in Castle of adventure. I can’t remember the name of it right now, but I just know, given it seems to be based in a nice remote place, with lots of things to explore and wildlife to watch that I would very much love to be there, a bit like Jack with his bird, I would love to be able to do some work with my camera skills, trying to take those wonderful landscape and wildlife pictures. It seems such a peaceful place, and somewhere I could get on with, plus I think I could get Fiona there too (plus Brodie when he’s a bit older) to enjoy the natural surroundings and explore the castle. I clearly have a thing for ruined castles… but then who isn’t surprised?

The Castle of Adventure | World of Blyton

So there you are, my three favourite locations. So what are yours?

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5 Responses to My Favourite Blyton Locations

  1. chrissie777 says:

    My favorite location is Kirrin Island together with Kirrin Bay plus the common in “Secret Trail”. Second favorite is the cavern system in “Valley of Adventure” and then “Castle of Adventure”. I also liked the house in the woods in “Ring ‘O Bells Mystery” and of course “The Secret Island” (the cave as much as the willow tree house).

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  2. jillslawit says:

    I also like the Ring O Bells house, and was going to put that. Kirrin Island is a must, of course, but I always quite liked the idea of living at Kirrin Cottage or Noddy’s little House for one. Whyteleafe was the first Blyton boarding school I read about, but as I hated school, I was never tempted to go to any of them.

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    • chrissie777 says:

      Same here, jillslawit, boarding school was a recurring nightmare for me when I grew up. It was an often used threat of my parents to put pressure on me to behave better (if you don’t do what we tell you, we’ll put you in a boarding school). No wonder I’ve never cared for any of EB’s boarding school series :).

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  3. Dale Vincero, Brisbane, Australia says:

    Yep, for me, it’s the Scottish castle in Castle of adventure. Also the house where the kids lived in Island of Adventure has great feelings too.

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