Live the sense and sensibilities of Jane Austen’s Bath

Bath, Somerset

Explore the City of Bath that inspired one of England’s most famous writers, and step into a Georgian world.

Find out about Jane Austen, her writing and the city that inspired two of her most famous novels: Northanger Abbey and Persuasion

Visit the Jane Austen Centre and see a new waxwork which creates a lifelike portrayal of what Jane Austen would have looked like; explore what life was like in Regency times; and take a break in the Regency Tea Rooms while enjoying a delicious cake or savoury snack.  

Fans of the famous author will also love the city’s annual Jane Austen Festival with a packed calendar of events, including the spectacular Grand Regency Costumed Promenade in which over 500 people take part. This year's event takes place between 14-23 September, and a full list of events can be found online.

If you’d like to explore the locations that Austen used in her novels, download a free audio walking tour from VisitBath - 'In the Footsteps of Jane Austen'. The tour comes with an accompanying route map and takes you around the highlights of the city.

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