Bath played a hugely important part in Jane Austen’s life and it was here that she lived between 1801 and 1806. Every year, millions of people come to this beautiful part of England to get a taste of what life was like for one of the world’s most loved authors.
The Jane Austen Centre, situated on Gay Street pays tribute to Miss Austen and houses a permanent exhibition to the Writer who has a place in many people’s hearts.
If you’re staying in accommodation in Bath, you may want to think about taking a Jane Austen Walking Tour. The tour takes you around Bath and shows you where the Author lived, shopped and walked. Lasting for one and a half hours, they take place every weekend and Bank Holiday, apart from Christmas. Try to book a place in advance if you can, as the tours are quite popular.
The beautiful Georgian city of Bath is mentioned in ‘Northanger Abbey’ and ‘Persuasion’, detailing some of the streets and the sheer beauty and atmosphere that Bath continues to have.
With a wonderful gift shop and Tea Room, The Jane Austen Centre is a must-visit for anyone who loves to read her novels.