Pencil drawing of Jane AustenJane Austen lived her last days in this house, died 18 July 1817Painting of the garden at Chawton HouseJane Austen's House MuseumPainting of ladies wearing period dresspainting of a horse-drawn carriage

As the film and television industry continues to delight us with exquisitely shot Jane Austen adaptations, the question of who the woman behind the novels actually was becomes ever more intriguing. Maybe that’s why each year thousands of visitors continue to flock to the landmarks of her life in Winchester and Hampshire’s surrounding countryside to get closer to the ‘real’ Jane Austen.

Find out why visiting the area is leaving so many Austen readers with a lasting sense of history, place and person. Download a copy of the Winchester Austen Trail (512 kb).

Did you know? There’s a cricket tour available with an itinerary that links into this one. Click here to visit the site and download a leaflet.

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