Discover the countryside that inspired Jane Austen


Visit Jane Austen’s home in Chawton, Hampshire which helped to inspire works by this famous author.


Jane Austen, whose books are admired for their wit and social observation, was born and lived most of her life in Hampshire. She loved the county and it was here that she found the inspiration to write such classics as Pride and Prejudice, Emma and Sense and Sensibility.

In 1809 Jane, her sister Cassandra and their mother settled in Chawton where you can walk on the fields and country lanes which inspired her and explore her intimate museum home. Her brother’s Elizabethan manor house and parkland, now Chawton House Library, is also nearby.

The market town of Alton is where Jane would go to visit and shop while she lived at Chawton. The Jane Austen Regency week is celebrated there each June and there is much to see and do in the town.

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J© Jane Austen's much loved museum home in Chawton, Hampshire
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