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Jane Austen House – Chawton in Hampshire

austenhouse.JPGFor fans of Jane Austen, Hampshire holds a special place being both Austen’s home for many years whilst also no doubt influencing her writing.

These days Hampshire’s centerpiece in its Austen Legacy is her old House at Chawton. From 1809 Austen, along with her Mother, and sisters lived in the house, near the village of Alton, and today it is lovingly maintained as a fine reminder of both the time and of Jane’s literary talents.

Austen lived in the house from 1809 through to 1817 and of the various rooms that are open to the public – one cannot help but be swept up in the history. The House Museum features a variety of Memorabilia and material from Austen family members including letters written by Jane to her family, period costumes and period furniture.

The house is surrounded by some pretty gardens and the village is pretty enough to warrant an amble around on a good summers day – Due to Austen’s literary notoriety the house and museum welcome school visits so do check the website if your looking to avoid those dates!

To enhance the visitors experience the house runs a number of themed events throughout the year from period costume displays to garden talks there is also a small shop featuring a number of Austen collectables.

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