Jane Austen's House Museum and Historic Winchester: Private Tour from London

London, England (10)


%20 Jane Austen's House Museum and Historic Winchester is a private tour from London. The tour is led by a professional guide who will take you on a journey through Jane Austen's life and times. You will visit the house where she lived, the library where she wrote her novels, and the gardens where she spent many hours. You will also visit the historic Winchester where she was born and died.


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Jane Austen's House Museum and Historic Winchester: Private Tour from London

Take a fully private and bespoke tour from London to the home of Jane Austen in the heart of Hampshire. Then explore the beautiful historic city of Winchester, England's ancient capital, home to King Arthur's round table and the magnificent Cathedral.  Visit the place where Jane Austen revised her drafts of Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, and the very rooms in which she wrote Mansfield Park and Emma. Then wander the streets of Winchester, and view the humble and often missed cottage where Jane spent her final days with her sister Cassandra. We will also have time to visit your choice of either Winchester Cathedral or The Great Hall containing King Arthur's Round Table. • Private Tour & Vehicle • Jane Austen's House & Village of Chawton • Historic Winchester Tour • Visit King Arthur's Round Table or Winchester Cathedral • All Entry Fees, Transport & Hotel Pick Up

What's included

Below are items that the provider has stated are included with Jane Austen's House Museum and Historic Winchester: Private Tour from London at no additional cost

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by private vehicle

What's NOT included

Below are items that the tour provider of Jane Austen's House Museum and Historic Winchester: Private Tour from London has stated that may cost an additional fee if desired.

  • Food and drinks

Points Of Interest

  • 45 minutes: The day starts in the rural English countryside. It was in Steventon, Hampshire that Jane Austen was born and spent the first 25 years of her life. Here she was inspired by local high society balls and the Landed Gentry. It was also in Steventon that she met and fell in love with Tom Lefroy. The country lanes and buildings in Steventon have hardly changed since Jane's time. You will see the site where Jane was born at Steventon Rectory, and even the tree planted by her brother James. Here she spent hours entertaining her family with plays, and readings from her early works. George Austen, Jane's Father, allowed unfettered access to his large and varied library and Jane learnt about the world from books and the occasional visit from relatives. St Nicholas Church was where Jane worshiped and helped her Father who was Rector, prepare for services. The small Chapel is virtually the same today as when Jane attended services. There is a 900 year old Yew tree outside the Church that the Austen family hid the Church keys in. No bus tours can make it here, that's why you need me! Jane's life was turned upside down when her Father suddenly retired and moved the family to Bath. After an unhappy period in Bath and her Fathers death, Jane's brother Edward changed everything......
  • 90 minutes: Edward Austen (Jane's Brother) inherited a huge fortune from distant relatives and was able to provide for his mother and sisters Jane and Cassandra and offered them a cottage rent free for life. From this beautiful home in Chawton, Jane Austen would send forth into the world all of her novels. See personal items that belonged to her, and even the writing table she used daily. For those who want to get into the full Austen experience, you can dress up in period costume, and even try writing with a traditional Quill Pen. It's harder than you may think! There is a library containing Jane's work. You can sit here and read a passage from one of her novels that was penned at the table less than 10 meters away. For Jane Austen fans seeing her personal items, and the home she wrote all of her major works in can bring a real emotional experience. The gift shop on site sells all of Jane's work, and related items. Over the road from the House is Cassandra's Cup, a Tea Room named after Jane's beloved sister. This makes a great stop for lunch before heading off to England's ancient capital Winchester, the final resting place of Jane Austen.
  • 90 minutes: The final resting place and tomb of Jane Austen. This magnificent Cathedral has a long history going right back to the Saxon era when Winchester was England's Capital. Your guide will give you a tour of this stunning Cathedral and peel back the layers of history. This has been a site of Christian worship for over 1000 years, and has had a turbulent, but fascinating past. We will also have time to visit the house where Jane spent her final weeks being looked after by her Doctor and family. How she came to be buried in Winchester Cathedral is still unsure as she was not a famous writer when she died. But we think the universe knew just how great she was, and future generations would appreciate her work.

Additional Information

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • All UK Government Safety guidelines and requirements at the time of travel will be followed during your tour.