Fodor's Expert Review Jane Austen Centre
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.