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Bath and the Cotswolds Sights

Jane Austen Centre

  • 40 Gay St. Map It
  • Bath

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 and a short film give a pictorial overview of life in Bath around 1800. Immerse yourself further by dressing up in costume; assistants are on hand to take your photo. 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.

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

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Sight Details:

  • £9
  • 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


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