Walking in Jane Austen’s footsteps in southern England
At the Jane Austen Centre in Bath

Walking in Jane Austen’s footsteps in southern England

VisitBritain is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Austen’s death (July 18, 1817) with a year’s worth of exhibitions, talks, walks, writing competitions and performances here and elsewhere, like in Bath, where fans come to walk the streets that Austen

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200 Years Later – Celebrating Jane Austen’s short life in her hometown
Jane Austen's tiny writing table

200 Years Later – Celebrating Jane Austen’s short life in her hometown

This tiny house is where Jane Austen was her most prolific—writing in the morning after breakfast at a tiny table. She lived with her mother, her sister and a family friend during the last eight years of her short life.

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Discovering history and fun in the countryside outside London
View of part of Sudeley Castle

Discovering history and fun in the countryside outside London

After seeing London’s great sites, it’s a joy to explore Britain’s famous Cotswolds towns, which are just about a two-hour train trip from London’s Paddington Station — ideal for a day or a weekend when you’ve had enough of the city, as fun as it is.

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Walking in the Cotswolds – so much for families to see and do
Broadway Tower seen from the Cotswolds Way

Walking in the Cotswolds – so much for families to see and do

There are literally thousands of footpaths that crisscross the Cotswolds in Great Britain. We found so much for families to see on do on just a few of them.

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Learning a lot more than English History at Sudeley Castle in Cotswolds
King Henry VIII and his six wives inside Sudeley Castle

Learning a lot more than English History at Sudeley Castle in Cotswolds

We learn some English history at a bonafide castle that was home to kings, queens and now a 21st Century family headed by an American—Sudeley Castle is in Britain’s famous Cotswolds

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