Jane Austen’s Bath
When Jane Austen made Bath her home, from 1801 to 1806, the city was a thriving spa resort, popular with fashionable society.
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.
Plan a visit to the Jane Austen Centre during your trip, or join in the Jane Austen Festival for an immersive experience. Indulge in some Regency-inspired activities such as taking the waters at Thermae Bath Spa and promenading along elegant Georgian streets on a Jane Austen tour.
Whatever your Jane Austen experience, you are sure to share Catherine Morland’s sentiment in Northanger Abbey: 'They arrived in Bath. Catherine was all eager delight; her eyes were here, there, everywhere, as they approached its fine and striking environs, and afterwards drove through those streets which conducted them to the hotel. She was come to be happy, and she felt happy already'.
Must-Dos for Jane Austen Fans
Release your inner Janeite with our top suggestions for your Regency-style stay.
The Jane Austen Festival
Ten wonderful days of celebrating all things Austen in the beautiful city of Bath.