IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JANE AUSTEN

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.

No restrictions

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

The-Vyne-near-Basingstoke

The Vyne

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

Basingstoke Top of Town Market

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

Steventon Church

Steventon Church

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

view down the road from Steventon Church

Steventon Walk

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.

Oakley Hall

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

Oakley Hall
Rectory Road, Oakley, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG23 7EL


Further Information

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.


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