The Jane Austen Centre

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Bath: The Jane Austen Centre Ticket

1. Bath: The Jane Austen Centre Ticket

Discover a permanent exhibition that tells the story of Bath's most famous resident, the author Jane Austen, at the Jane Austen Center. Explore the effect that living in the Georgian city had on her life and writing. Costumed guides will take you through the exhibition and be on hand to satisfy your quest for knowledge of all things Austen. Taste some period-recipe food, dress up in Regency costume, and have your photo taken with the world famous Jane Austen waxwork. There is a delightful gift shop on the ground floor, which sells unique items bespoke to the Jane Austen Centre, and a delicious Regency Tea Room on the 2nd floor, which offers 17 varieties of leafed tea to go with locally baked cakes. The guided tour runs every 30-minutes.

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From London: Stonehenge & Bath Full-Day Trip

2. From London: Stonehenge & Bath Full-Day Trip

Enjoy a full-day tour of 2 of the West Country of England’s most famous attractions on a coach trip from London to the standing stone circle of Stonehenge and the Roman and Georgian city of Bath. Following your transfer from central London, start by exploring the mysteries of Stonehenge, the world’s most famous prehistoric monument. Dating back some 5,000 years, the stone circle is located on Salisbury Plain, and has been home to pagan religions and spiritual worship for centuries. Try to unlock some of its secrets at the new Visitor Center. Then, continue to Bath in time for lunch at leisure. There’s an incredible selection of restaurants in the city, including traditional pubs for a classic pub lunch, quaint tea houses, and cool sandwich shops for a quick snack. Enjoy ample free time to wander the delightful crescents and terraces of the city to see fine examples of Georgian architecture. If you prefer, visit the Roman Baths, built around 2,000 years ago (entrance ticket at own expense). Marvel at the grand Bath Abbey, or go to the romantic Pulteney Bridge across the River Avon. Learn why Bath was so loved by Jane Austen at the Jane Austen Centre, and visit the elegant 18th-century Assembly Rooms. There will be plenty of time to shop, or to enjoy afternoon tea in the Pump Rooms, where the quintessential English experience is accompanied by live classical music.

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Bath: Private Walking Tour

3. Bath: Private Walking Tour

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Bath on a customizable tour. See the city’s top sights, and learn about its culture and history from your private student guide. Meet your guide to start the experience. Cross the famous Pulteney Bridge and discover the history of the Roman Baths. Pass the beautiful Thermae Bath Spa, Britain’s only thermal spa. See the Edgar window in Bath Abbey and hear stories of the building’s turbulent history. Learn about Jane Austin’s connection to the city, and discover the striking Royal Crescent, where your tour will end.

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From Brighton: Stonehenge and Bath Full-Day Trip

4. From Brighton: Stonehenge and Bath Full-Day Trip

To begin your jam-packed day, visit one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world — a must-see during any visit to England. Spanning back over 5,000 years of history, Stonehenge remains one of the world's great unsolved mysteries. The monument endures as a source of inspiration and fascination and, for many, a place of worship and celebration. An audioguide tour will accompany your walk around the stones. You can also visit the new, world-class visitor center, which is proud home to permanent and temporary exhibitions, plus a spacious shop and cafe. At the stone circle, a sense of context and dignity is returned to the monument.  In the afternoon, set off on a scenic drive to Bath. With over 2,000 years of history and streets lined with elegant, honey-colored Georgian houses, no other city rivals the breathtaking beauty of Bath. You will see the Royal Crescent, the Circus, Assembly Rooms, and the delightful Pulteney Bridge. Learn how the Romans arrived in Bath in the first century, discovered Britain's only existing hot water springs, and built a bathing complex. This complex now stands as Britain's greatest memorial to the Roman era. Toward the end of the tour, take some free time for shopping and to visit the city's many other attractions.

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What people are saying about The Jane Austen Centre

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 37 reviews

Terrific trip from start to finish! Everything was well organized and, our guide, Ben, struck the perfect balance between providing excellent information and delivering the corniest (but highly entertaining) jokes to keep us entertained and engaged. And some of his jokes were at the expense of Choi, the wonderful driver who, as an American, I don't know how he managed to weave that tour bus while driving on the wrong side of the road! (I couldn't resist!) Seriously, the day was wonderful, relaxing and a just a wonderful way to get to see an amazing part of Great Britain.

The guide Karen was wonderful. Very professional and very kind. She has a lot of knowledge and gave us a lot of infornation. The driver Joy was very professional and drove us ver well. The stonehenge is unbelievable!!! You can use the app for an audioguide in your phone. Works very well. Bath is beautiful, we could use a couple of more hours.

I loved visiting the Jane Austen Centre. The staff were very creative and funny and the museum was full of things that were both informative and interactive. We LOVED our experience and I cannot stress enough how great a value for your money this is!

Was a fun and interesting experience. All the staff are great and interact with guests. Learnt alot I didn't know about Jane Austen. And I would know a fair bit. The afternoon tea was the cherry on top of a lovely day out! Would highly recommend.

Absolutely fabulous time. The attention to detail is brilliant. The tour was entertaining and informative. The staff were all really friendly and welcoming and really knew their stuff.