Journeys: Following in the footsteps of Jane Austen

It was in the wealthy Roman spa town of Bath during the Georgian period and Napoleonic Wars that Jane Austen wrote some of her famous novels. Today her books are treasured for their storytelling and reflection of the people and the landscapes of south west England. For Austen’s canvas she could seek out the romantic rivers and stately homes, historic cities and castles; then she would create memorable characters. In this feature we follow in her footsteps visiting Bath, the museums and houses that celebrate Jane’s life and work, and exploring the beauty of the surrounding countryside including Chawton, Stourhead Gardens, Shaftesbury, Gold Hill, and finally Winchester Cathedral where she is buried.   For more information and Jane’s haunts.

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