Here at Day Tours London, we visit Bath city daily on our Bath and Stonehenge tour. We have quite the pleasure of visiting this UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath and reveling in its wonders and magnificence.
Who could not fall in love with Bath, with its beautiful stone work, architecture , its narrow streets and quaint buildings, and of course the Roman Baths!
However, Bath is also famous for Jane Austen. And so when you are on a tour with us -Day Tours London , why not pop into the Jane Austen Centre in Bath , which is located at 40 Gay Street, Bath. Jane Austen was born in 1775 and was an incredible English writer of works of Romantic fiction. Famous novels written by Jane include, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. By 1940 Jane had become widely accepted in academia as a fantastic English writer. And by the the second half of the 20th Century we saw the development of a Janeite fan culture!
Jane lived in Bath from 1801-1806. Learn what Jane thought of Bath and how it impacted on her writing. In Bath, Jane lived at 4 Sydney House. This house was well located outside the crowded centre of Bath and was in walking distance to the Pulteney Bridge. Jane then lived also in No. 25 Gay Street, with her mother and sister after her father died. This area was in the centre of Bath. The Austen’s stayed here for six months. However, they soon moved again to Trim Street in Bath, which was a darker and a much cheaper part of Bath. Living in Trim Street, was different for the Austen women as their social standing had changed and they entertained less than before.
Take time and enjoy the experience this wonderful Jane Austen Centre has to offer. Listen to the staff in the house and look at the period costumes. Be transported into Jane Austen’s era! Read articles,artwork recipes, look at period fashions, learn about British history at the time, the list is endless when you visit the Jane Austen Centre.
Famous Quotes from Jane Austen include :
” Angry people are not always wise”. Pride and Prejudice.
” Let us never underestimate, the power of a well written letter.” Persuasion.
“Those who do not complain, are never pitied”. Jane Austen.
” If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more” . Jane Austen.
” Nobody minds having too much -what is good for them”. Jane Austen.
” Happiness in a marriage is entirely a matter of chance”. Jane Austen.
” Life seems but a quick succession of busy things”. Jane Austen.
Jane Austen died in 1817, at the age of 41 years. Some experts speculate that Jane died from bovine T.B. Others say typhus, chicken pox, shingles, Addison’s disease or even Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Why not take this tour with us and let us transport you into the amazing world of Bath city.
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