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Jane Austen Centre

Jane Austen Centre 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. There's a 15-minute introductory talk, 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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  • Address: 40 Gay St., Bath, BA1 2NT | Map It
  • Phone: 01225/443000 Ext. 6
  • Cost: £8, tours £6
  • Hours: Late Mar.–June, Sept., and Oct, daily 9:45–5:30; July and Aug., Sun.–Wed. 9:45–5:30, Thurs.–Sat. 9:45–7; Nov.–late Mar., Sun.–Fri. 11–4:30, Sat. 9:45–5:30
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  • Location: Bath
Updated: 06-11-2013

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