Tours of England
Visit "Jane Austen Country" on a memorable tour tailored for JASNA members.
An English tour specialist selected by JASNA provides exclusive tours available only to our members. Participants visit iconic Austen sites in England and enjoy entrée to private homes and events not open to the public. A typical tour includes:
- St. Nicholas Church in Steventon, her birthplace
- Jane Austen’s House in Chawton, her final home
- Winchester Cathedral and Austen’s grave
- Bath, the Georgian city where Austen lived for 5 years
- Austen family homes, including Chawton Great House
- Period estates used in film adaptions
- Historic places mentioned in Austen’s novels, such as Lyme Regis
- Attendance at the Annual General Meeting of the Jane Austen Society (JAS) of the U.K. and opportunities to meet with JAS members for collegial discussions, when scheduling allows.
Upcoming JASNA Tour
Welcome Back: Jane Austen Celebration Tours
Tour A: June 30-July 10, 2022 • Tour B: July 8-18, 2022
Tour A: June 30–July 10
Tour B: July 8-18
Tour participants must be JASNA members. To join, visit our Membership page.
How to Register
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After being postponed for two years, the JASNA Tour to England is being reformatted as two smaller-size tour groups in 2022. Tour A will run from June 30 – July 10 and Tour B will take place July 8-18.
Join JASNA members on a tour of the towns and countryside most associated with Jane Austen: Steventon, Chawton, Bath, Winchester, Oxford, and London. While in Hampshire, visit Jane Austen’s House, Chawton House, St. Nicholas Church in Steventon, and St. Nicholas Church in Chawton. The tour groups will overlap to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Jane Austen Society (UK) in Chawton. While in Winchester, hear a special program at the Hampshire Cultural Trust by Austen expert Louise West talking about costumes, accessories, and textiles in Jane Austen’s time.
Spend time in Lyme Regis, where you can walk on the Cobb, see the lodgings of the Austen family , and spend time at the Philpott Museum learning about Mary Anning, the fossil hunter. In Bath, visit the sites associated with Jane Austen and her family. In Oxford, view the manuscript of The Watsons and visit St John’s College, where Jane Austen’s father and two brothers studied. In London, see some of Austen's manuscripts and her writing desk at the British Library.
Visit the 2022 Tour A and Tour B Itinerary pages and the Pricing page for more information.
JASNA members get a private tour of Chawton House.
“If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.”
Photos and Illustrations:
• Fingerpost at Chawton © Unisouth (CC BY-SA 3.0 license)
• "Chawton Cottage," now Jane Austen's House (© Allan Soedring)
• JASNA tour group at Chawton House (© Chawton House)