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Literary Bath

Bath's Literary Heritage

  1. Jane Austen's Bath
    Retrace Jane’s steps on your visit to Bath and you will discover the same elegant yet vibrant city which provided inspiration for two of her six published novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.
  2. Authors with a Bath Connection
    It is well-known that Bath was once home to literary legend Jane Austen, who featured Bath in two of her novels, but the city has also provided inspiration to a plethora of authors including Charles Dickens, Mary Shelley, Anna Sewell and Henry Fielding. Here’s our roundup of authors with a Bath connection…
  3. Jane Austen Festival
    The city of Bath has a strong literary heritage, with authors past and present gathering inspiration from the city. When it comes to literary events, Bath's offering is world-class.
  1. Bookbarn International

    Familiarise yourself with Bath and its history through these stories set in the city or by authors who wrote in Bath. 

    20 Mar 2019
  2. City Skyline and Bath Abbey in the evening

    Release your inner Janeite with our top suggestions for your Regency-style stay… 

    12 Oct 2021
  3. Mary's Room at House of Frankenstein

    Discover six things that may surprise you about the new attraction uncovering the dark world of Mary Shelley. 

    8 Jul 2021
  1. Literary Things To Do

    Discover more about Literary Bath with these Attractions and Things To Do.

  2. Frankenstein in Bath. Photos: Zuleika Henry and Linda Meaton
    Follow in the footsteps of Mary Shelley as she wrote Frankenstein in the city.
    1. 1 Jan 202131 Dec 2021
  3. Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein
    Step into the dark world of Mary Shelley and her most infamous creation, Frankenstein.
    1. 1 Jan 202131 Dec 2021
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  4. The Jane Austen Centre tea room
    Immerse yourself in everything Austen at The Jane Austen Centre.
    1. 24 Mar 20133 Nov 2013
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    5. 20 Jan 201431 Dec 2014
    6. 24 Mar 20143 Nov 2014
    7. 1 Apr 201531 Oct 2015
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