Jane Austen is perhaps the best known and best loved of Bath’s many famous residents. Two of her novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, were largely set in Bath.
Pride and Prejudice Car Tour
Join one of our Jane Austen specialist guides to see some of the locations used by the BBC in their production of “Pride and Prejudice” (1995). We’ll take you out to the picturesque Cotswold village of Lacock, a 35 minute drive from Bath, which was used by the BBC as a setting for Meryton.
Whilst in Lacock, you might want to visit Lacock Abbey, used in the filming of some of the Harry Potter movies. Also, not far from Lacock is Stonehenge.
The following activities are available independently or as a package.
2 hour Jane Austen walking tour of Bath
See the sights which inspired the two novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, and learn all sorts of interesting nuggets of information about the author herself. Tour guides are available in Regency costume or in modern-day attire. Why not finish the tour with Afternoon Tea?
Dress up in Regency costume!
Just for fun in the privacy of your accommodation or be brave and wear the costume during your walking tour...parade through Bath proudly, enjoying the admiring glances as you go.
quality 3 course dinner
Followed by Regency dancing at an exclusive, period venue where the film “Persuasion” was filmed in 1995. Minimum group size of 10-12 required.
Travel in a very comfortable car with a chauffeur guide to any of the following Jane Austen-related destinations:
Chawton (86 miles from Bath):
the lovely village of Chawton where Jane lived for the last 8 years of her life. The house, from which most of her major work was published, is today a museum to her life and work.
Steventon (68 miles from Bath):
the village where Jane was born and grew up. The church, where her father was rector, still stands.
Winchester (69 miles from Bath):
Jane’s final resting place. She is buried in Winchester cathedral where there is a simple plaque that marks her burial and a glorious window that was later dedicated to her.
Stourhead, Wiltshire (25 miles from Bath):
this 18th century landscaped garden was featured in the 2005 production of “Pride and Prejudice”. Its enchanting Temple of Apollo, set above the tranquil lake, was the scene for Darcy’s first and futile proposal to Lizzy...