Jane Austen 200th Anniversary Tour
Against a nostalgic backdrop of small villages and stately homes, Jane Austen's legendary novels take her readers back to an idyllic 19th Century England. 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane's death and what better way to celebrate one of the most famous novelists in the English library than by a quintessentially Austenesque tour? Enhanced by delicious Georgian-style afternoon teas and typical pub lunches, this tour retraces Jane Austen's own steps, taking your group on a whimsical trip through toll gates and old coach roads, visiting the houses which inspired the grand homes in her novels and the locations used in film and TV adaptations of her works.
Tour highlights include:
- Entrance to special anniversary events and exhibitions.
- Jane's childhood home in Steventon.
- Chawton, where she revised and decided to publish her most famous works and the museum of Austen memorabilia.
- Winchester, where she died and is buried.
- Bath and the famous Pump Room, Assembly Rooms and Jane Austen Centre.
- Lyme Regis, which featured in Persuasion.
- Picturesque Lacock, used as a location in Emma and Pride and Prejudice.
- Chatsworth, potentially the inspiration for Pemberley, Darcy's family home and the location for Death Comes to Pemberley.
- Sudbury and Haddon Halls, used as locations in Pride and Prejudice.
- British Library to see her writing desk and manuscript.
Photographs: Main image: Winchester Cathedral ©John Crook; Jane Austen's house, Chawton; Lacock, Wiltshire.