Hotel breaks in Jane Austen country...
2017 will mark the 200th anniversary of world renowned author Jane Austen’s death. Jane and her family lived in and around Winchester for many years, with a number of residences and museums open for visitors.
In celebration the Hampshire Cultural Trust is working with many partners across the county to create a year packed full of exhibitions, talks, walks and performances.
Lainston House is the perfect location to stay while you explore Jane’s life in Hampshire, follow in her footsteps visiting the village of Steventon where she was born and grew up, the house in Chawton where she wrote and revised her manuscripts including Pride & Prejudice and Emma – now Jane Austen’s House Museum; and Winchester Cathedral where she was laid to rest.
A selection of events throughout the year include:
4/11/16 – 31/5/17 – Rain Jane – A walking trail: Explore the city of Winchester and be delighted as 12 of the writer’s quotes magically appear when it rains...
4/2/17 – 4/11/17 – Jane Austen tour and Tea: This tour by specialist Cathedral guides includes insights into Jane’s life.
8/3/17 – 11/3/17 - Northanger Abby: A performance at The Haymarket, Basingstoke.
24/4/17 – 21/8/17 – Educating Boys and Girls in Jane Austen’s England 1775-1817: An exhibition at Winchester College.
13/5/17 – 24/7/17 – Jan Austen 200 – The Mysterious Miss Austen: An exhibition to explore Jane’s life and work in Hampshire including first editions of her work and a collection of portraits.
17/6/17 – 26/6/17 – Jane Austen Regency Week: A festival at various locations celebrating Jane and encouraging people to explore their cultural heritage.
18/7/17 – A special anniversary service at Winchester Cathedra on the 200th anniversary of her death.
To view all the commemorative events, exhibitions and locations view the official Jane Austen 200 website.Jane Austen 200