The historic streets of the spa city of Bath have been well-trod by Jane Austen fans from all over the world throughout the years, and thanks to an audio tour it’s never been easier to learn about the city that she loved.
The free MP3 walking tour of the city is available for download from Visit Bath’s website and it makes sure fans of the novelist don’t miss a thing. She may have only dwelt in the Georgian city of architecture for five years in total, but that didn’t stop Jane setting several of her stories in the city or holding a soft spot for it throughout her lifetime.
The audio tour has 15 chapters and comes with a map designed to point out the landmarks mentioned as you listen. The tour is called ‘In the Footsteps of Jane Austen’ and it brings to life the sites connected with the writer, her novels and her fans. You’ll hear extracts from Jane’s personal letters and her novels, including ‘Persuasion’ and ‘Northanger Abbey’ – both of which she set in the city. You’ll see Bath through Jane’s eyes as you walk, and the sounds and sights of it in the Georgian era will bring it to life, download your free audio today.
Bailbrook Lodge is a gorgeous Grade II listed B and B in Bath and it makes a great base for Jane Austen fans.