(Bath Preservation Trust) Bath BA1 2LR – Delightful museum set out in the style of a Georgian gentleman’s residence. All sorts of interesting paraphernalia from the head scratcher in the bedroom to the dog wheel in the kitchen!
Visit No. 1 Royal Crescent to step back in time to Jane Austen’s Bath. Hear from the gentry and servants what life was like. Come in costume with a 2019 Festival Ticket and receive 10% off admission!
Dyrham, near Bath, Gloucestershire, SN14 8HY
At Dyrham Park a herd of fallow deer roam the 270 acres of ancient parkland, full of magnificent trees and breathtaking views. In the garden there are formal borders, idyllic ponds and a wildflower orchard. Inside the house you can get a flavour of 17th-century life with a fine collection of Dutch ceramics and art.
Ralph Allen Drive, Bath, Somerset, BA2 5AH
One of only four Palladian bridges of this design in the world can be crossed at Prior Park, which was created in the 18th century. The garden is set in a sweeping valley where visitors can enjoy magnificent views of Bath. A five-minute walk leads to the Bath Skyline, a six-mile circular route of woodlands, meadows and spectacular views.
Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath BA1 2QH
The Fashion Museum is located in the Basement of the Assembly Rooms. The Assembly Rooms owned by the National Trust are mentioned in both of Jane Austen’s Bath novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.
The Paragon, Bath BA1 5NA – here you can find out everything you ever wanted to know about the building boom of 18th and 19th Century Bath. Situated on the opposite side of the road to No.1 Paragon Buildings where Jane Austen stayed with her Aunt and Uncle in 1797.
12 Old Orchard Street, Bath BA1 1JU – This delightful old theatre, now the Bath Masonic Hall, is open to the public during the week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11am and 2.30pm on Saturdays 2.30pm only (no tours when events are taking place). Take a look at the Theatre Jane Austen went to and where she set scenes in her books Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.
Magazine subscription available securely online. This delightful periodical has informative articles on all sorts of areas of life in the times of Jane Austen and associated pieces too. Jane Austen is for life not just for festivals!
Milsom Street, Bath BA1 1DA
Waterstones Bath is the largest bookshop in the city. Since opening in the 1980s it has become a treasure for Bathonians and visitors alike and is the location from Monday 16th to Friday 20th September for the readings of our favourite chapters in Austen’s works. The readings take place upstairs near the Café amongst the books and is wheelchair accessible via a lift. The café is down a set of stairs and not wheelchair accessible but the important WC facilities are.
40 Gay Street, Bath BA1 2NT +44(0)1225 443000
Situated on the 2nd Floor of the Jane Austen Centre is the very popular Regency Tea Room, with the most delicious cakes and of course excellent afternoon tea – ‘Tea with Mr Darcy’! Rest your reticule, meet up with other Festival enthusiasts and come and soak up the atmosphere whilst savouring a pot of real leaf tea – Assam or Jane Austen blends are particularly good or for a more delicate flavour why not try Earl Grey?