Step into a Jane Austen novel at Hartland Abbey

Hartland, North Devon

Visit the historic house and filming locations of classic TV adaptations of Jane Austen and Rosamunde Pilcher novels, and step into the romance.

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The architecturally stunning Hartland Abbey was donated by Henry VIII to the Keeper of his Wine Cellar, whose descendants still live there today.

Wander through magnificent interiors spanning Medieval, Queen Anne, Georgian, Regency, and Victorian periods. Explore the walled and woodland gardens, and surrounding parklands grazed by donkeys, black Welsh Mountain sheep, and peacocks. 

Take in a cream tea to relax before strolling down to the wild Atlantic cove and cottage where the BBC’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility and German ZDF’s production of Rosamunde Pilcher’s The Shell Seekers (Die Muschelsucher) were filmed. 

The BBC also filmed John Le Carre’s The Night Manager here, starring Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston and Olivia Colman which is due to air in Spring 2016. 

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