Esteemed historian Lucy Worsley will join you on this unique tour as you delve into the life of Jane Austen

What we love: You'll get to visit the pretty Cotswolds villages of Castle Combe and Lacock - used as a location for the TV adaptation of Pride and Prejudice

Spend three days exploring the beautiful city of Bath - once the home of Jane Austen and the inspiration behind many of her novels, including Persuasion and Northanger Abbey.

Learn more about the Georgian city and the coveted author on a guided tour with local expert Jane Tapley, as you visit the Assembly Rooms**, No. 1 Royal Crescent and the Theatre Royal. The grand architecture will bring Jane Austen's Bath to life and you'll get a deeper understanding of the locations which inspired her works.

On the final day, you'll enjoy a morning visit to Castle Combe - said to be the prettiest village in the Cotswolds - and Lacock, which was used as a location for the TV adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and the 1996 film Emma. Here, you'll visit Lacock Abbey, where you can explore the grounds and museum.

You'll be staying in a country house hotel for two nights and special guest Lucy Worsley will join you for welcome drinks and a delightful evening of conversation, where she'll offer even more insight into the life and times of Jane Austen. The esteemed historian will go on to host a Q&A session afterward. You'll enjoy a three-course dinner with wine in the company of other Jane Austen enthusiasts on both evenings of the tour.

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Lucy Worsley OBE
Historian, author, TV presenter and curator

Lucy Worsley OBE is one of Britain's leading historians and is chief curator at Historic Royal Palaces. She has written a number of books, including Courtiers: A Secret History Of The Georgian Court, If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History Of Your Home and a biography of Agatha Christie.

Lucy has presented a number of history shows including Six Wives With Lucy Worsley, Jane Austen: Behind Closed Doors and Lucy Worsley On The Mystery Queen which followed in the footsteps of Christie in Egypt. She is also the winner of a Specialist Factual Bafta for the documentary Suffragettes With Lucy Worsley.

Price includes

  • Two nights' bed and breakfast at the three-star Best Western Leigh Park Country House Hotel & Vineyard, based on shared occupancy of a twin/double room
  • Welcome reception
  • Two private three-course dinners with wine
  • Talk and Q&A with Lucy Worsley
  • All talks, guided tours and admissions
  • Coach touring itinerary and tour manager throughout
  • Subscribers will receive a copy of Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley**


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  1. Day
    Bradford on Avon, United Kingdom

    Arrive and check into Best Western Leigh Park Country House Hotel & Vineyard in Bradford-Upon Avon.

    Tonight, there's a welcome drink followed by a talk by your guide Jane Tapley about Jane Austen and Bath. A private dinner follows, including three glasses of wine.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    Bath, United Kingdom

    This morning, there's a visit to Theatre Royal Bath, built in the Georgian era. It's followed by a walking tour led by Jane Tapley, where you'll hear about Austen's time in Bath, her quiet upbringing, her struggle for independence and how her novels only gathered momentum and appreciation after her death.

    In the afternoon, you'll visit the Bath Assembly Rooms***, which feature in both Persuasion and Northanger Abbey - the two novels Austen wrote when she lived in the city with her parents and sister from 1801 to 1805. Then it's on to No.1 Royal Crescent to how a home would have been decorated and furnished in Austen's time. The rooms feature historic furniture, pictures and objects that reveal what life was like for Bath's fashionable residents. A visit to No.1 Royal Crescent is an immersive experience that brings the house to life through film and sound.

    You'll return to the hotel in the late afternoon, where there's time to relax before joining your group for a welcome drink ahead of a talk about Jane Austen's life by Lucy Worsley.

    Dinner will follow, with two glasses of wine.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Day
    Castle Combe and Lacock
    Castle Combe, United Kingdom

    You'll enjoy a morning visit to Castle Combe for a walk with Jane Tapley around the picturesque village. You'll stop for tea or coffee at Manor House, a beautiful ivy-clad country hotel.

    A visit to Lacock is next, beginning with a walking tour led by Jane Tapley. Lacock was used for Meryton in the 1995 Pride and Prejudice and as Highbury in the 1996 film version of Emma. The tour concludes at Lacock Abbey, where you can explore its museum, grounds, and cloisters.

    You'll return to the hotel late afternoon, ready for departure. While the tour concludes today, you can extend your time at Leigh Park Country House Hotel & Vineyard and stay for extra nights.

    Meals - Breakfast


Leigh Park Country House Hotel & Vineyard

Bradford on Avon, United Kingdom

Set in five acres of gardens, Leigh Park Country House Hotel & Vineyard is a classic Georgian hotel

The Vine conservatoire restaurant offers traditional English and international cuisine using local produce with homegrown organic fruit and vegetables from the kitchen garden. The main house features traditionally-styled guestrooms, and contemporary executive bedrooms are in the former coach house. Leigh Park has a vineyard with 600 Reichensteiner vines in a walled garden producing a medium-dry white wine exclusive to the hotel.

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