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Jane Austen's House, Alton
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Jane Austen's House tells the story of Austen and her family. The 17th-century house is where the novelist wrote Mansfield Park, Emma. and Persuasion and spent her last eight years. Follow the audio tour; browse the collection, which includes eight of Jane’s music books with pieces transcribed in her own hand; and spot the Hepplewhite bureau-bookcase containing several of her works. Explore the reference library, which has novels in different editions and a collection of translations. Check events in advance. Arrive by car, coach, public transport, or bike. Work out when and for how long to visit Jane Austen's House and other Alton attractions using our handy Alton tourist route planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • It is a very interesting place to visit, (not just for ladies). The garden is beautiful and the staff very helpful. There is also a very sleepy cat! 
  • Very friendly staff and interesting and lovely house. The exhibits on show were also excellent. One point to note - you may have problems finding somewhere to park to visit the house. There were a lot...  more »
  • For Jane fans this is the holy grail and it does not disappoint. Lots to see in each of the rooms and if you arrive early you can enjoy the house almost to yourself and soak up the atmosphere. To see ...  more »
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  • The house itself is worth a visit if you're a fan but I heard a couple of groups say "is that it" has they walked out. It has a great little gift shop and staff were helpful. Local pub and tearoom opposite cash in on it being here but the food was good quality just overpriced. Locals are very snobby and are obviously put out that there village gets invaded by fans. But as I said if you're a Jane Austin fan it's worth a visit
  • Well worth a visit to this historical site, local church also worth the effort, a short drive or 10 minutes walk from the house.
  • Perfectly sized museum to a national treasure located in a beautiful village. There is a public car park nearby with childrens play facilities adjacent and plenty of options for places to eat. You can easily spend a couple of hours in the museum itself.
  • Lovely in beautiful village.
  • For the fans. Bit expensive but worth a visit if you've read the works.