Commemorating Jane Austen – 200 Years
In the company of fellow JASNA members, tour participants will visit houses, towns and cities that shaped Jane Austen’s life and fiction, including Winchester, Steventon, Chawton, and Bath. In addition, members will travel to areas associated with Pride and Prejudice, such as Derbyshire, the Midlands, and the Peak District. While exploring the Midlands, members will stay in Bakewell. Travels include visits to Chatsworth House, Lyme Park (where Mr. Darcy took his film version swim), and Lichfield Cathedral. We will explore Austen’s family connections, such as the Leighs and Stoneleigh Abbey and Jane Austen’s cousin, Rev. Edward Cooper through the church at Hamstall Ridware where he was Rector. We will also meet with the Jane Austen Society, Midlands Branch.
The 2017 Tour is sure to be popular because the County of Hampshire and Austen sites are making special arrangements to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. JASNA tour members will be participating in a special ceremony at Winchester Cathedral on the anniversary of her death, July 18, 2017. For this reason, we are offering two back to back tours one ending and one beginning with this special ceremony. In addition, we are offering a two day pre-tour to attend the Jane Austen Society AGM and three day post-tour to visit churches associated with Jane Austen.
You must be a member of JASNA to register for the tour. If you would like to join JASNA, please visit the membership page.
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