On the 200th anniversary of writer Jane Austen’s death, UK-based travel agency, Jacada Travel, highlights some of the author’s favorite spots in the English countryside.
The ultimate Jane Austen crawl begins with a day-trip to Box Hill in Surrey North Downs. Those with the good sense and sensibility to want to walk in the footsteps of Austen character Emma can enjoy a nature walk and picnic there.
From there, fans wanting to see where the novelist actually lived herself. can tour the only one of her residences currently open to the public. The Jane Austen House Museum is where the literary genius spent the last eight years of her life writing.
Bath is a must-see because it was not only a town referenced in two of her novels, but also one Austen lived in herself. Another place she lived was her birthplace of Steventon.
It was also the site where she wrote early drafts of :Pride and Prejudice: and “Sense and Sensibility.” Also housed there is St. Nicholas Church were her father served as rector.
Interested travelers can also make their way to Austen’s final resting place. Her modest gravestone is housed at the Winchester Cathedral in Hampshire. [T&C]