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It’s a 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s genocide and Britain is celebrating. Even a Bank of England has constructed a new £10 note that facilities a mural of this many inclusive writer.

After all who has not listened of “Pride and Prejudice” and “Sense and Sensibility”. dual of her all time greats that have desirous generations of readers and indeed TV viewers.

We advise ways to follow in this good author’s footsteps.

Jane Austen and Hampshire

Jane was innate in Steventon in Hampshire. She is also buried in a county’s Winchester Cathedral. She did many of her essay in Hampshire and even penned her initial novel, Sense and Sensibility, here. So, it creates clarity that this county is a focal indicate for the Jane Austen 200 commemorations.

Jane Austen House
Jane Austen House (c) Visit Hampshire/Laura McCready

Start your outing at Jane Austen’s House Museum (her former home) and Chawton House Library in a encampment of Chawton, that is hosting changing exhibitions, talks, activities and other special celebrations adult until December.

In a meantime, Winchester Cathedral is using “Tours and Tea” each month until Nov exploring Jane’s life and in Basingstoke.

Winchester BookBenches
Winchester BookBenches

You can follow a downloadable sculpture route called “ =”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”Sitting with Jane” done adult of 25 “BookBenches” until 31 August. Each dais is singly designed and embellished by a veteran artist with their personal interpretation of a Jane Austen theme.

Follow in Jane’s footsteps in Bath

The South West Spa city of Bath is a good place to get to know Jane Austen, where she lived between 1801 and 1806. The city’s ideally recorded Georgian design stays unvaried from a streets decorated in Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.

Visitors can step behind in time with a giveaway downloadable audio walking debate of a city In a footsteps of Jane Austen, that includes extracts from her novels and letters, that brilliantly report Bath as it would have been in a Georgian heyday. Be certain to stop off during the Jane Austen Centre, located in a Georgian city chateau usually a few doors down from where she once lived and home to an muster of costumes, manuscripts, and film clips to move a author’s universe to life and try a city’s change on her work, as good as a all-important Regency Tea Rooms (£11 per adult and £5.50 per child).

Jane Austen Festival in bath
Jane Austen Festival (c) VisitBath

And for loyal enthusiasts, revisit between 8-17 Sep to join a largest entertainment of Jane Austenenthusiasts during a Jane Austen Festival. Previous years have seen fans donning full regency clothe during a Grand Regency Costumed Promenade, assembly their really possess Mr Darcy during a Country Dance Ball, and dancing their clarity and sensibilities divided during a Regency Costumed Masked Ball. 2017 will see a 17th book of a annual festival. Tickets on sale now.

Explore Jane Austin’s strand sojourns in Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis
Lyme Regis

Jane is famous to have visited and desired Lyme Regis. In her letters to her sister Cassandra she described walking on a Cobb and tellingly her final novel Persuasion was set in a Dorset strand town.

It’s easy to try a area generally with a guided debate with Literary Lyme who offers a several walking tours of Lyme Regis and a Jurassic Coast that follow in a footsteps of several authors who lived or visited Lyme Regis. In a brew is a revisit to a Golden Cap, a top indicate in Southern England, that facilities in a film adaptations of  Persuasion – 90 notation tours cost from £10 per person.

Literary Trails and film clean locations in Berkshire

Jane Austen went to propagandize during Abbey Gateway, Reading between 1785 and 1786. It was a usually time in her life she lived divided from home.

To get an discernment try a area on a Readipop Reading Literary Trail, a giveaway walking debate grown by a organisation of immature locals, as partial of a birthright plan called Reading on Tour to expose Reading’s dark history.

Film buffs might like to revisit a 18th-century Palladian palace of Basildon Park. It had dual roles, one as Mr Bingley’s house, Netherfield and a other it was a unreal plcae for Darcy and Elizabeth’s initial assembly in a 2005 prolongation of Pride and Prejudice starring Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennett and Matthew MacFadyen as Mr Darcy.

With both a considerable extraneous and many of a indoor spaces featuring in a intemperate production, Basildon is now recognizable to fans. Entry to Basildon Park costs £14 per adult; £7.50 per child.

Movie tours and your possess Regency House celebration in Kent

The Austen family had many links to Kent and Jane’s father was born, attended propagandize and after taught in Tonbridge where a Jane Austen Walk. The author trafficked mostly within a segment interlude off in Dartford and a unchanging guest at Godmersham Park near Ashford, where her hermit Edward lived.

Goodnestone Park Gardens, Kent
Goodnestone Park Gardens, Kent

Jane and her family were regulat visitors to Goodnestone Park and gardens. Set amidst 14 acres of 18th century parkland, a chateau retains a lot of strange facilities from Austen’s time holding guest behind to a dinners and dances she would have attended there.

As good as being home to Austen’s heritage, Kent is home to a series of locations for obvious film and TV adaptations of her books.

BBC’s instrumentation of “Emma” starring Romola Garai and Johnny Lee Miller showed off a halcyon encampment of Chillham, that represented 18th Century Highbury and Squerryes Court in Westerham, that doubled as Emma’s family home.

The Keira Knightley large shade instrumentation of Pride and Prejudice also found a home in Kent with Groombridge Place in Tunbridge Wells providing a ideal visualization of a Bennet’s family home. Visitors can take in a gardens and fascinated timberland year-round (from £10.95 per adult and £8.95 per child).

Jane Austen by a sea in East Sussex

The strand city of Brighton creates an coming in Pride and Prejudice as a place where a flirtatious Lydia Bennett flees with her unscrupulous lover, George Wickham.

The author’s attribute with coastal resorts is explored in an muster “Jane Austen by a Sea” during The Royal Pavilion (until 8 Jan 2018) looking during life in Brighton during her time, to symbol a bicentenary of her death.

It paints a design of a select watering hole in a early 1800s, when it was a abounding castle city featured in Austen’s novels alongside other towns all along a south coast.

Curator Dr Alexandra Loske has collected equipment including highlights such as King George IV’s personal, specially-bound duplicate of Emma during a Royal Pavilion for a initial time, a anguish badge containing a close of Jane Austen’s hair, one of her song books, and critical singular manuscripts and letters including unprepared novel, Sanditon, set in a strand city in Sussex.

These lay alongside prints, paintings and caricatures of a resorts and fashions renouned with coastal visitors in Austen’s lifetime, and strange Regency costumes from Brighton Hove’s possess collection.

Jane Austen on a large and tiny shade in Derbyshire and a Peak District

Quoted by Austen herself as there being ‘no finer county in England than Derbyshire’, it is wise that a segment has featured widely in Jane Austen adaptations.

Perhaps one of a many famous is Lyme Park, that enclosed Colin Firth’s famous lake ‘Mr Darcy’ lake stage in a BBC’s instrumentation of Pride and Prejudice. On a large screen, Chatsworth House was used as a plcae for Pemberley, a chateau of Mr. Darcy in a filming of Pride and Prejudice in a 2005 Keira Knightley film instrumentation of a book. It is believed that Jane Austen based her thought of Pemberley on Chatsworth House, as she wrote her novel while in circuitously Bakewell (of cherry and almond tarts fame), that is deliberate to be a impulse behind Lambton.

It is also believed that Jane Austen once stayed in internal hotel The Rutland Arms whilst visiting a area and reworking a final chapters of Pride and Prejudice. True fans can opt to stay in the Jane Austen Four Poster Room (from £157 per weekday night, or £195 on a weekend, including breakfast) and guest staying for 3 nights or some-more can accept giveaway tickets to Haddon Hall, another plcae used in a film instrumentation of Pride and Prejudice.

Take a Pride and Prejudice debate by Wiltshire

Gardens, Stourhead, Wiltshire, England.
Gardens, Stourhead, Wiltshire

The Keira Knightley film prolongation of Pride and Prejudice facilities a 18th-century landscaped garden, Stourhead, and one of a lively temples.

The Temple of Apollo, set above a willing lake, was used as a plcae for Mr Darcy’s initial and fatuous offer to Lizzie. Lacock, a splendidly recorded encampment dating from a 13th century, played a encampment of Meryton in a BBC’s Pride and Prejudice.

It was here that a Bennet girls, in sold Lydia and Kitty ‘whose minds were some-more empty than their sisters’, shopped for bonnets, sought a latest tittle-tattle from their Aunt Philips, and hoped to attract a attentions of a officers – in sold a certain Mr Wickham.

The six-part BBC instrumentation of a novel also used Luckington Court in Wiltshire, that now offers dedicated tours to uncover fans filming locations around a house.

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If we imagination staying a night or dual in Jane Austin’s home town, here are a integrate of deals:

  • Oakley Hall Hotel, Steventon, a oppulance 50 bedroom hotel (bed and breakfast from £134 per night), which Jane visited frequently in a guise as Oakley Hall.
  • Tylney Hall is charity a special anniversary package for 2017 for £252 per night, formed on dual people sharing, including breakfast, afternoon tea and entrance to the Jane Austen House museum.

MORE INFO: Jane Austen 200 and Visit Hampshire

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