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Discover life during Regency times...
f you’ve ever enjoyed losing yourself in the dramatic affairs of the heart during the Regency times or lusted after Mr Darcy as he emerged sopping wet from that lake – it’s time you acquainted yourself better with their creator, Jane Austen.
There’s no better place to get an insight into the great author than in Bath, where she lived between 1801 and 1806. The city’s perfectly preserved Georgian architecture remains unchanged from the streets depicted in Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.
Head to The Jane Austen Centre which is located in a Georgian town house just a few doors down from where she once lived. Inside, an exhibition of costumes, manuscripts, and film clips brings the author’s world to life and explores the city’s influence on her work.
And after you’ve celebrated the life and times of Bath’s most famous resident, it’s time to travel deeper into Regency times by heading up to the second floor and the Regency Tea Rooms.
There, you’ll find fifteen varieties of loose leaf tea to sample - after which you’ll just have time to nip into the gift shop and pick up that ‘I Love Darcy’ T-shirt you had your eye on.