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Jane Austen Bath England

Jane Austen is probably the best-known and most famous of Bath's past residents. When she first arrived in Bath, it was a very vibrant and fashionable place to live. People from all around England and indeed further afield, would flock to Bath. This was in the 18th century. Its balls and assemblies were renown. Using the Roman Baths were also very popular. They had become this most in vogue place to go. This was especially after a visit from Queen Anne, in 1702, made them a most desirable place to be seen.

In Vogue in Bath, 1702 Onward

Indeed you where not in the "in" crowd if you weren't seen in the Pump Rooms taking a sip of the famous waters (which can still be done today). When night-time came many would go to the theatre or dancing in the surrounding area. This would be a typical day for Jane Austen. Indeed many of Bath"s famous landmarks and surrounding streets where to become a large influence in her writings.

Jane Austen puts Gay Street Bath to Use

Jane used Bath as a setting for many of her novels. As with many of the places used in her books, Gay Street has almost been untouched to this day. This is where the Jane Austen Centre is today. This museum was created with the guidance of the Jane Austen Society, who helped to produce many of the exhibits. They explore her life in Bath and places where she lived. Here, you can find out why she became one of the best writers of her time and why television adaptations have become so popular. Every visitor"s tour begins with a live introductory and their centres guide's help to bring the story to life.

Picture of the Jane Austen Centre in Bath England

The Jane Austen Centre
40 Gay Street Bath BA1 2NT
Tel 44 (0) 1225 443000

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Walking Tours of Jane Austen's Bath

Weekends and public holidays only except Christmas.
July-August summertime tours run everyday
Tours start at 1.30pm

One of the best ways to discover the many delights of Bath is to take a 'Walking tour of Jane Austen's Bath'. The tour lasts for about one and a half hours and begin at the KC change Visitors Information Centre in Abbey Churchyard.

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