Jane Austen's Bath


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City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: No. Some interest in Jane Austen is desirable.6

Friendly: Yes.
The tour is possible in a wheelchair if someone can push you up the inclines. We can avoid steps. It would be best to do the tour earlier in the morning or late afternoon/early evening, when the city is less crowded and to avoid Saturdays.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), French (conversational), German (advanced), Spanish (basic)

See the houses Jane Austen stayed in and the places she wrote about.

Jane Austen's family had close connections with Bath. She visited Bath a number of times before living here for several years. Bath is a World Heritage City and one reason it was awarded this status is that it is the best preserved Georgian city, many parts of which Jane would recognise. The two novels in which much of the action takes place in Bath are her first, 'Northanger Abbey' and her last 'Persuasion'. The streets and buildings Jane writes about are mostly still here as are the houses she stayed or lived in. In the tour I will show you Jane's Bath and entertain you with extracts from her novels and diaries.


The tour will include the Abbey, Pump Room, Bathing Establishments, Assembly Rooms, Circus, Royal Crescent, Pulteney Street, Sydney Gardens. It will include the Highlights of Bath and film venues. You will see the houses Jane stayed and lived, the church in which her parents married and where her father is buried and the park she enjoyed.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I can meet you in front of the Abbey, from your city centre hotel or the train station.

End location: I can finish the tour at the Pump Room. If you prefer I can finish at the Jane Austen Centre so that you may visit or take tea there.

Duration: 2 hours 30 min.



What’s Included

A glass of Spa water from the Pump Room is included.

What’s Extra

Optional donations at Assembly Rooms and Abbey

A Recent Review of this tour

I signed up for the tour of Jane Austen's Bath to learn more about Jane Austen's life in Bath. I was very impressed with Sue's prompt email replies when I arranged my tour. She was also accommodating to our needs, and she even agreed to meet us at our apartment. Sue was delightful in person, and we learned a lot from her. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Bath. Thanks, Sue.
Luci Osborn

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