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Strictly Jane Austen Celebrations: Jane Austen’s 250th anniversary in 2025

Oh, how we are positively aflutter with excitement here at Bath’s most Austen-tatious travel company as we anticipate the momentous 250th anniversary of the remarkable wordsmith herself, Jane Austen!

We are brewing up a delightful storm of plans to celebrate this occasion with all the gusto and panache that would make even Mr. Darcy raise an approving eyebrow.
Prepare to be swept away on a whirlwind of Austenian adventures as we curate experiences that will transport you back to the elegant realms of Austen’s novels. From guided tours of Bath’s enchanting streets that will have you exclaiming, “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife…or a delightful travel experience!”

Indulge in the whimsy of Austen-themed tea parties and costume balls, where you’ll have the opportunity to sip tea with the air of a true Georgian gentleperson and twirl about the dance floor with all the grace and elegance of an Austen heroine. As Austen once quipped, “A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” We’ll ensure your imagination takes flight as you immerse yourself in the world of Austen’s tales.

Enjoy talks with Jane Austen scholars and experts who delve deeper into her genius, her life and times in Regency Bath, and the popular pastimes of the day. From shopping to social dances, ‘taking the waters’, enjoying afternoon tea, dinner parties – and of course (!) the gossip of the day.

Ah, the whispers and tittle-tattle that swirled through the cobblestone streets of Regency Bath, creating a delightful concoction of gossip and intrigue.

Jane Austen herself must have been privy to the juiciest morsels of information as she observed the comings and goings of society in this bustling Georgian city. Bath, with its elegant Assembly Rooms and bustling Pump Room, provided the perfect breeding ground for the spread of scandal and the exchange of whispers. One can only imagine the raised eyebrows and hushed conversations that accompanied the arrival of a new eligible bachelor, or the sudden disappearance of a prominent socialite. As Austen so wittily remarked, “A woman, especially if she has the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.” The ladies of Bath were masters of the art of subtle insinuations and carefully crafted hints, ensuring that secrets remained tantalizingly close to the surface. Behind the polite façades and genteel manners, a seething undercurrent of curiosity and speculation coursed through the veins of Regency society. Austen deftly captured this world of hidden motives and whispered confidences in her novels, reminding us that “The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it.” Indeed, the charm of Bath lay not only in its elegant architecture but also in the bewitching allure of its intricate web of social connections.

So, dear travellers, let us whisk you away in 2025 to a realm of romance, wit, and splendid British charm as we celebrate the indelible mark left by Jane Austen on the literary landscape

Join us in revelling in the incomparable joy of Jane Austen’s world and embark on a journey that will leave you smitten, enlightened, and yearning for more.

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A Bespoke Jane Austen Experience for Groups

Let us assist with planning the perfect tailor-made travel experience for your group to mark Jane Austen’s 250th Anniversary!

Are you looking for inspiration for a special Jane Austen travel experience for a group to mark the occasion? We have worked with Janites around the world, from small literary groups to larger international Jane Austen and Regency societies, creating perfect bespoke experiences. We can arrange special talks, dinners, visits plus accommodation and transport if necessary. Please use the form below to enquire: