We have selected these sites as they complement each other and are geographically suited creating a balanced tour. You can either just visit Jane Austen's House or go on a Jane Austen's House Plus tour where you visit the House plus one other site.
Sites that combine well with Jane Austen's House
Salisbury Cathedral is set in a charming Close, has the tallest spire in England and is considered one of the finest medieval buildings in Britain. It has a varied collection of artefacts including a story of love and posion! We will also see one of the original Magna Carta which defined human rights in 1215 and heavily influenced the American Constitution.
An Austen and Salisbury tour costs £675 taking 9 hours.
As the capital of King Alfred’s Wessex and the early capital of Norman Kings, Winchester can lay claim to being the first capital of England. Walk through this charming, historic city to visit the Cathedral that dates back to 1079 and a castle that houses one of the greatest symbols of medieval mythology: King Arthur's Round Table. Jane Austen died and is buried here.
An Austen and Winchester tour costs £645 taking 9 hours.
Avebury is Europe's largest Neolithic stone circle. It cuts through Avebury village and the original outer circle of approx. 100 stones encloses two smaller stone circles. You can walk amongst the stones and feel their mysticism. We can also visit Avebury Manor which dates from the 1500s and where you are encouraged to touch the display items and even lie on the beds.
An Austen and Avebury tour costs £710 taking 10 hours.
Jane Austen's House
Jane Austen lived with her mother and sister in the scenic village of Chawton, for the last 8 years of her life. Visit her home, which is now a museum, and see where Jane wrote four of her novels, including Pride and Prejudice. See the table where she wrote her manuscripts. Exhibits chart the ups and downs of her life explaining some of the influences on her writing.
A Jane Austen's House only tour costs £505 taking 6 hours.
The world's oldest inhabited castle and Queen Elizabeth II's favourite weekend residence. Windsor Castle is a fortress with sumptuous state apartments to visit and admire. St George's Chapel is the burial place of many Kings and Queens of England and home to the highest order of chivalry - see the glorious banners of the Knights of the Garter.
An Austen and Windsor tour costs £645 taking 9 hours.
This unique and at least 5000 years old mystical stone circle has intrigued people throughout the ages. Find out how it was probably built as a religious or ceremonial site. Unlock the secrets of the Solstices and marvel at the feats of labour involved in moving, shaping and erecting these 40-tonne stones. Feel the atmosphere at this unique World Heritage Site.
An Austen and Stonehenge tour costs £675 taking 9 hours.