Who fancies the Jane Austen Summer Ball?

There’s being a fan of all things Jane Austen and there’s being the kind of fan who dreams of wearing the clothes, doing the dance routines and dining in Bath’s Guildhall, and the annual Jane Austen Summer Ball is the perfect opportunity to do all of the above.

The annual Regency Ball is set for the 21 June, and the costumed ball is always one of the highlights of the summer season in the beautiful Georgian city. Make sure you secure your tickets with plenty of time to spare as they always sell out fast (the ball attracts fans from as far afield as America, Russia and Australia) and start thinking about your costume so you have plenty of time to prepare!

We can even go a step further and suggest a Bath bed and breakfast that will fit the ball weekend perfectly, the listed Bailbrook lodge. With the feel of a quaint country house worthy of a Jane Austen novel, the property has been elegantly furnished in keeping with its history, and there are five four-poster bedrooms available for those who book in time. The property peers over the Avon Valley, and this Georgian mansion is the perfect setting for a the weekend of the regency ball.