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Bath and the Cotswolds Sights

Jane Austen Centre

  • 40 Gay St. Map It

Updated 05/29/2014

Fodor's Review

The one place in Bath that gives Austen any space provides a briefly diverting exhibition about the influence of Bath on her writings; Northanger Abbey and Persuasion are both set primarily in the city. The center is brought to life by characters in costume, and displays give a pictorial overview of life in Bath around 1800. The cozy Georgian house, a few doors up from where the writer lived in 1805 (one of several addresses she had in Bath), also includes

the Austen-themed Regency Tea Rooms, open to the public. Buy tickets here for Jane Austen walking tours, which leave from the Abbey Churchyard at 11 on weekends and holidays (also at 4 on Friday and Saturday in July and August). A tour ticket entitles you to a 10% reduction for entry to the exhibition.

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Sight Information

Address:

40 Gay St., Bath, BA1 2NT, England

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Phone:

01225-443000 Ext. 6

Sight Details:

  • £8, tours £12
  • Late Mar.–June, Sept., and Oct, daily 9:45–5:30; July and Aug., daily 9–6; Nov.–late Mar., Sun.–Fri. 11–4:30, Sat. 9:45–5:30

Updated 05/29/2014

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By Joanne

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Nov 7, 2006

Lovely atmosphere

I really enjoyed my visit and the guides were incredibly charming. THe best part of my visit was when I made it upstairs to the Regency Tea Rooms where I had 'Tea with mr Darcy' no he wasn't there but it was a marvelous relaxing experience.

By Martha

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Jun 27, 2006

YAWN

Do please do anything other than this - donate the admission cost to any charity you care to mention.

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