This day will help you to explore places she lived and visited and introduces you to her world, her countryside and lifestyle that influenced her novels.
You can spend the entire day
Total Price approx £16.85 per person for all activities. Family concessions are available
Public transport & free parking available
From its royal beginnings in Tudor times to its place today as an intriguing retreat, you can lose yourself in the surroundings that inspired authors such as Jane Austen.
Price £14.30 family ticket or £5.10 per person
The Vyne Vyne Road, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9HL
Top of Town
Basingstoke was the closest town, where the family would go for goods and services. The Assembly Rooms where Jane attended balls, once stood at the edge of Market Place.
Basingstoke Station and parking are a short walk away
The 12th century Steventon Church where Jane worshipped, stands almost unchanged from those days. Janes Father and Brother both served as Rector to the Parish and their graves stand in the churchyard.
RG25 3BE – Parking is available on the lane alongside the church
The landscape around Steventon is largely untouched. The house in which Jane resided is no longer standing but many of the views, and countryside that influenced her writing remain exactly as they were.
Afternoon Tea at Oakley Hall - 01256 783350
Oakley Hall is a place that Jane knew well visiting for tea with her neighbours the Bramsten Family. In her diary she mentioned that she ate some sandwiches with mustard and praised the beer (known as porter).
Afternoon tea packages available
Rectory Road, Oakley, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG23 7EL
It is possibly to extend this visit to a weekend and stay the night at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, once a Posting House that Jane would walk to Wheatsheaf Hotel and the next day visit Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton, Hampshire is the only house where Jane lived and wrote which is open to the public as a museum. Jane Austen’s House Museum which is open daily.