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. Enhanced by delicious Georgian-style afternoon teas and typical pub lunches, this tour takes you on a trip through toll gates and old coach roads, visiting the houses which inspired the grand homes in her novels and locations used in the more recent film adaptations of her works and retraces Jane Austen's own steps.
Tour highlights include:
- Her 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.
- 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.