Bath is known to many as a location in Jane Austen's novels, including 'Persuasion' and 'Northanger Abbey'. Though Austen only lived in Bath for five years from 1801 to 1806, she remained a regular visitor throughout her life, as well as a keen student of the city's social scene.
The Jane Austen Museum in Bath houses a collection of memorabilia relating to the writer's life in Bath, and costumed guides bring the era to life. There's also a Regency tearoom that serves crumpets and cream teas in suitably frilly surroundings!
A guided walking tour will help students to discover the real life dramas that were played out in the ballrooms, townhouses, and shops of 19th Century Bath, and the influence that Austen’s various homes had on her work. There’s no better destination to get to grips with the key themes of these classic novels!
Our Suggested Itinerary
Travel from school to the charming town of Bath.
Explore the Jane Austin Centre with its lovely period atmosphere, exclusive film, costumes (to try on!), contemporary exhibits, maps and books.
Guided walking tour of Jane Austen's Bath. See the settings for the novels 'Northanger Abbey' and 'Persuasion' and the places where Jane lived, walked and shopped.
Travel back to school.
If you'd like to include some different visits, or perhaps include an overnight stay in Bath, just click on Request a Quote and we'll get working on a personalised itinerary.
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