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Bath Recommendations for a Jane Austen fan please!!

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H.J. Moat (HJMoat) | 10 comments My sister and I are going to Bath for her birthday next weekend, I'm a bit of a fan-girl (I collect different editions of Pride and Prejudice) and I have finally succeeded in turning my sister on to her novels.
Obviously Bath is a significant location in Austen terms, and my sister is putting off reading Northanger Abbey until we've been as she wants to be able to visualise the places.
This being a group of hard-core Janeites, I was rather hoping some of you might be able to suggest anything Austen-related that we shouldn't miss on our visit.
Would really love to hear your thoughts!


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Hannah | 121 comments I haven't been to Bath myself (jealous!), but I found this during some recent travel research: https://visitbath.co.uk/things-to-do/...


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QNPoohBear | 371 comments check out my blog http://bluestockingmusings.blogspot.c...

I went to Bath in September 2013 for the Jane Austen festival. It was amazing! Northanger takes place in the Georgian era but I found a lot of places mentioned are still there. DO visit the Pump Rooms and the Upper Assembly Rooms. The lower rooms, where Catherine met Henry, burned not long after Jane Austen died but you can visit the Parade Gardens and see where they used to be.


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H.J. Moat (HJMoat) | 10 comments thanks!


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QNPoohBear | 371 comments You can stay in Sir Walter's house (used in the 1995 movie) http://www.sirwalterelliotshouse.co.uk/
The price just nearly gave me a heart attack!

You can even stay in the Austens home in Sydney Place
http://www.bathbb.co.uk/hotel.html?id...

That price is slightly more reasonable.


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H.J. Moat (HJMoat) | 10 comments Well I can add it to my sightseeing tour at least... :)


message 7: by Hannah (new)

Hannah | 121 comments The price for Mrs. Smith's room is about the same as a fancy bed and breakfast in the States. Are prices for a room usually cheaper there?


message 8: by QNPoohBear (new)

QNPoohBear | 371 comments Hannah wrote: "The price for Mrs. Smith's room is about the same as a fancy bed and breakfast in the States. Are prices for a room usually cheaper there?"

I don't stay fancy anywhere unless my parents pay for it and then I don't know how much they're paying. In Bath I stayed at a nice guest house and the price was comparable to a mid-budget hotel here and they threw in free Cadbury bars on your tea tray every day so it saved me money in the long run . It was cheap enough to splurge on a double room anyway and was outside the city center. It was cheaper than the Abbey hotel everyone stayed at.


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