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The Jane Austen Centre, Bath

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Visit The Jane Austen Centre to learn how the historic city of Bath influenced the famous author and her writing. When you first enter the site, listen as a guide tells you about Austen's life in the city. Afterward, wander through the exhibition to see period dress and furnishings. Finish your visit in the Regency Tea Rooms on the second floor. Costumed staff here will serve you traditional British tea and homemade cake. The gift shop offers a fine selection of souvenirs for Austen fans. Arrange to visit The Jane Austen Centre and other attractions in Bath using our Bath trip planner .
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  • Having watched the films, thought it would be great to see where this famous writer lived and worked. Stepping back in history tells the story of Jane Austen. If you’re in Bath this is worth a visit.  more »
  • If you are a literary fan, and/or just love Jane Austen, then you have to go here. Full of period pieces, and you get to sit and write at her desk, and dress up in period clothes. I mean c'mon, how mu...  more »
  • I was meeting a friend here for coffee. Possibly due to the weather (several inches of snow the previous day which was only slowly melting), the cafe was very quiet but even though I asked if we could...  more »
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  • This is THE place to go for a cream tea on a wet Saturday afternoon in Bath. Scones were warm and fresh, including a delicious gluten free scone, with a good helping of proper clotted cream and quality jam. Plenty of different teas to choose from. The waiting staff were very polite and attentive. A nice touch was that each staff member has a name badge with a character from a Jane Austen novel. We had a merry time guessing which character might suit each of the waiting staff and then checking their name badge - we got two right!
  • Good history recap and review, particularly if you’re interested in Jane Austin. The staff are lovely and super helpful. Shame that this isn’t actually a house that she lived in but rather it’s a few doors down the street from one where she lived for a year. Good fun though.
  • Not the actual house Austen lived in.The actual house is couple of blocks away where she lived for an year.Staff dressed beautiful in period costume is great and they provide good information about Jane Austen and her life.But there is nothing really to see there for the price you pay.It's bit overpriced, had it been little less, it would have been fair
  • From the characterful introduction at the door to the tour of the house, and then heading upstairs for afternoon tea, the entire experience is everything for which a Janeite could hope. It's a great forage through Austen's personal life and writing career, with Regency life coming to life all around. Plus, the gift shop is wonderful. Well worth a visit!
  • My wife enjoyed it, well versed staff very friendly and helpful, we didn't visit the tea room as it was a particularly busy day, but would have liked to had we more time we spent around 1.5 - 2hrs there
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