Jane Austen Tours
Celebrate the life of Jane
Immerse yourself in the life in one of our most famous authors. Places from Pride and Prejudice to her homes.
These 3 sightseeing and 3 themed literature tours
BURGHLEY HOUSE - STAMFORD - HADDON HALL
BURGHLEY HOUSE, used as Rosing Park. Built by Elizabeth I Chancellor, William Cecil, the lavish interior includes the famous ‘Hell Staircase’ and a deer park by Capability Brown. The delightful town of STAMFORD, used as Meryton in the 2005 movie. We then travel to Stanage Edge, used as a backdrop in Pride and Prejudice before HADDON HALL, which featured as The Lambton Inn.
CHATSWORTH HOUSE - BAKEWELL - LYME PARK
CHATSWORTH HOUSE is the incredible home of the Dukes of Devonshire and reputed to be Austen’s vision of Pemberley when she visited the nearby town of BAKEWELL. It is one of Britain’s most impressive stately homes and the state rooms and art are exquisite. LYME PARK was the first view of Pemberley shot across from the lake in the BBC production and is instantly recognisable.
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON - COTSWOLDS - DYRHAM PARK
Shakespeare’s STRATFORD is a lovely riverside town. We can explore his birthplace or ANNE HATHAWAY’S idyllic thatched cottage. We travel the length of the COTSWOLD Hills, passing through beautiful unspoilt villages such as Chipping Campden, Stow-on-the-Wold and Lower Slaughter. DYRHAM PARK is a lovely small stately home used in classic films such as ‘Remains of the Day’.
CITY OF BATH - ROMAN BATHS - JANE AUSTEN CENTRE
In the Georgian CITY OF BATH, Jane Austen wrote Persuasion and Northanger Abbey whilst staying here. You have the opportunity to visit the incredible ROMAN BATHS, discovered in 1870 and the huge ornate Abbey, built in 1499 by Bishop Oliver King. The JANE AUSTEN CENTRE tells the story of Jane’s 6 years in Bath and contains a wide variety of exhibits like period costume.
LACOCK - STONEHENGE - WINCHSTER
The C13th unspoilt village of LACOCK has a grand Abbey owned by the National Trust. The village was the street scenes of Meryton in the 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice. Passing STONEHENGE, a World Heritage Site and one of the ancient wonders of the world, we visit WINCHESTER. Once the capital of England and the final resting place of Jane Austen. We see her grave in the Cathedral
CHAWTON - STEVENTON - BASILDON PARK
CHAWTON village is a haven for Jane Austen fans and a fine museum. The churchyard has family graves next to the magnificent manor owned by her brother and now a library. Jane was born in the tiny village of STEVENTON. You see the church where her father preached and where she lived. BASILDON PARK is an C18th classical house and used Netherfield Park, Mr Bingley’s country residence.
ADDITIONS TO THE ITINERARY
This tour is an example of what can be seen. There is an abundance of places with literary connections throughout Britain. We can include this tour with a more general literature tour or add a few extra days exploring countryside and homes of the LAKE DISTRICT, NORTHUMBERLAND, the PEAK DISTICT or YORKSHIRE.
Please ask for ideas.
What People are Saying
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