A WhistleStop Tour Of Jane Austen’s Literary Home: Bath
Bath is the largest city in the county of Somerset, England, known for and named after its Roman-built baths.
Speaking of which, start your tour with the Roman Baths: a well-preserved thermae in the city centre.
A temple was constructed on the site between 60-70CE in the first few decades of Roman Britain.
Next, head over to The Pump Room: a historic building in the Abbey Church Yard. Now, it also serves as a restaurant overlooking the Roman Baths.
Then comes Pulteney Bridge: completed in 1774, it has been designated as a Grade l listed building. It connected the city to the Pulteney family land.
Then we walk towards the Royal Crescent, one of Bath’s most iconic landmarks. It makes for a beautiful backdrop, and was built between 1767 & 1775.
The Royal Crescent brings us to Bath Abbey: a stunning 7th century parish church of the Church of England and former Benedictine monastery in Bath.
Last but not the least, Jane Austen Centre offers a snapshot of life during Regency times, and how living in Bath affected Jane Austen & her writing.
Don’t forget to order a classic cream tea at the centre during your visit...
...right by Mr. Darcy’s portrait! The centre will officially reopen with advance booking on the 19th of May, during the coronavirus pandemic.
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