Sense and Sensibility - The Jane Austen Tour
Dear Reader, any literature fan worth their Bath Bun knows that this year marks the 200th anniversary of her death, so now is the ideal time to take this Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen Tour.
Jane Austen's legendary novels take her readers back to 19th Century England and now you can be whisked back in time to see the old coach roads, toll gates and the lakes and gardens of impressive Georgian stately homes where Mr Darcy, The Bennett Sisters, Mr Willoughby and Fanny Price would have lived.
Against a nostalgic backdrop of idyllic West Country villages and Georgian-style afternoon teas and typically English pub lunches, you’ll visit the romantic houses and countryside which inspired her novels and the locations used in film and TV adaptations of her works.
What sights will we see? Will we see Mr Darcy?
2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane's death and what better way to celebrate one of the world’s most incredible and iconic novelists than with a quintessentially Austenesque tour? The trip begins with her birthplace in Stevenson, Hampshire and ending where she died and is buried in Winchester.
Retracing Jane's own steps, you’ll take in the beautiful city of Bath - visiting its Roman baths and pump room, where you can taste Aqua Sulis’ mineral waters and eating Bath buns and teacakes at Sally Lunn’s famous tea-rooms.
Then it’s on to Chatsworth (the inspiration for Pemberley; the Darcy’s ancestral seat) Lacock Abbey (Emma & Pride and Prejudice) At Chawton you’ll also see the world’s biggest collection of Austen memorabilia. At Lyme Regis (Persuasion) you’ll see Dorset’s jurassic coast before a trip to the British Library in the heart of London to see Jane’s very own writing desk and manuscript.
We can’t promise you’ll see Mr Darcy or even Colin Firth but this trip will leave you “completely, and perfectly, and incandescently happy!”
- Retrace Jane Austen’s steps from Stevenson to Winchester
- Visit idyllic English countryside villages and stately homes
- Dine in quaint tea-rooms and perfect old English pubs
- Visit the Dorset coast and see Jane’s writing desk
- Travel back in time with the Jane Austen Tour.