EX­PE­RI­ENCE AC­TIV­I­TIES FIT FOR A LADY

From the wit and ro­mance of El­iz­a­beth Ben­net in Pride and Prej­u­dice, to strolling the streets of Bath like Is­abelle Thorpe in Northanger Abbey, here are some ways you can get in­volved in the com­mem­o­ra­tions:

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Walk in the foot­steps of El­iz­a­beth Ben­net

In­vite your own El­iz­a­beth Ben­net or Mr Darcy and have a ro­man­tic stroll around the mag­nif­i­cent grounds of Chatsworth House, used as the lo­ca­tion for Pem­ber­ley, the res­i­dence of Mr Darcy, in the (2005) film Pride & Prej­u­dice star­ring Keira Knightly and Matthew Mac­fadyen. It is be­lieved that Jane Austen based her idea of Pem­ber­ley on the house while she wrote her novel in the nearby vil­lage of Bakewell, in the Peak Dis­trict. chatsworth.org

Take part at the Jane Austen Mu­seum

At the Jane Austen Mu­seum in Hamp­shire you can walk in the foot­steps of Austen and feel like a mem­ber of her 18th-cen­tury so­cial cir­cle as you ex­plore the house where she lived and wrote for the lat­ter eight years of her life. Don't miss the spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tion run­ning to mark the 200th an­niver­sary of her death Jane Austen in 41 Ob­jects, which ex­plores her life and legacy. » jane-austens-house-mu­seum.org.uk

Take part in a Jane Austen walk­ing tour

'In the Foot­steps of Jane Austen' is a free au­dio walk­ing tour of Bath cre­ated by Bath Tourism Plus. A must for any true Austen fan, the tour im­merses guests in Austen’s Re­gency Eng­land. Learn about Ge­or­gian Eng­land, take in the city’s high­lights and lis­ten to ex­tracts from the author’s nov­els and let­ters. If you’ve worked up an ap­petite, why not take in the wa­ters (lunch) at the Pump Room? vis­it­bath.co.uk

Prom­e­nade in Pe­riod Cos­tume

Walk the streets of Re­gency Bath as a Ge­or­gian gen­tle­man or lit­er­ary lady, as you im­merse your­self in all things Austen at The Jane Austen Fes­ti­val. Don full Re­gency garb at the Grand Re­gency Cos­tumed Prom­e­nade, and meet your very own Mr Darcy be­fore danc­ing your senses and sen­si­bil­i­ties away at the Bi­cen­te­nary Cos­tumed Sum­mer Ball. Don't miss the spe­cial events be­tween 8-17 Septem­ber. » janeausten­fes­ti­val­bath.co.uk

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