Bath has always had a special hold over Jane Austen fans, and the Jane Austen Centre makes the perfect starting point to a day dedicated to following in the writer’s footsteps. The city may have only been the young Miss Austen’s home for 5 years but that was more than enough time for her to establish haunts, settings and points of interest that continue to attract fans even today.
The Jane Austen Centre is home to everything you need to know about Jane’s time in Bath, and the permanent exhibition of her belongings brings her to life and relays the story of her experience in Bath. Find out how her new life in the city influenced her novels before wandering its cobbled streets and seeing it through her eyes. The centre is found at 40 Gay Street, but look around before you leave as Jane herself lived just a few doors further up the hill at number 25.
The Royal Hotel in Bath provides Bath accommodation with a difference. The property has been a hotel for more than 150 years, so enjoy the visible history of the building in comfort thanks to recent refurbishment. Bath is a beautiful location for history lovers, and there’s something to discover for everyone.