Jane Austen’s Bath With Lucy Worsley
Step back in time to Regency England and explore the city and countryside that inspired many of Jane Austen’s novels. From Pride and Prejudice and Emma to Sense and Sensibility and Mansfield Park, Austen’s romantic fiction continues to captivate, and on this tour, you’ll get a fresh perspective on her work from one of our favourite historians.
Lucy Worsley, who is also the author of Jane Austen At Home: A Biography, will join us on this three-day break in the Georgian city of Bath. Austen lived here between 1801 and 1806, and Lucy will give a fascinating talk about the places that mattered to her, many of which we’ll have the chance to visit. Plus, Lucy will join us at the Jane Austen Centre, which is set in a classically decorated Bath townhouse and has guides in period costumes, and on a literary-themed walking tour of the city.
We also see Jane Austen’s House in Chawton, Hampshire, where she wrote her six major novels, as well as Chawton House, which was once owned by Austen’s brother, Edward, and referred to by her in her letters as the ‘Great House’. On the final day, we visit two filming locations, the village of Lacock and Basildon Park, both of which were used in adaptations of Pride And Prejudice. ‘It is a truth universally acknowledged that’ this short break is a must for Austen fans.
Tour dates & prices
Included in your cost:
- Services of a professional tour manager
- Meals - as per the itinerary