Jane Austen is one of England’s most celebrated and greatest novelists and Hampshire played an important part in her life, not just as the place she lived but as inspiration to many of her novels.
Many places in Hampshire are associated with Jane Austen which means Hampshire is the ideal destination for visitors who are looking to discover more about Jane’s life.
In 2017 Hampshire will be celebrating Jane's life in the county for the 200th anniversary of her death, across the county a number of special events, exhibitions, activities will be taking place.
Below you'll find all you need to know about Jane Austen and the county's must visit attractions, towns, cities and locations which are connected to the famous writer.
2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane's death and to celebrate her life a number of special events, exhibitions and activities will be taking place across the county.
New to Jane Austen or would like to find out more about her life in Hampshire? Read our beginners guide.
Find out about Jane's connections with Hampshire and the places that inspired her writing which can be visited today.
Discover Jane's Hampshire through a number of guided and self guided tours.
A map highlighting the key places in Hampshire associated to Jane.
Keep up to date with the latest news and offers from Visit Hampshire by signing up to our monthly enewsletter.
Hampshire is home to both the Royal Navy and the British Army and our award-winning attractions tell the story of the country's naval, aviation and military history.
Hampshire offers a wide choice of quality assured hotels, bed and breakfast, guest houses, self catering accommodation and camping & caravans.
There are plenty of things to do in Hampshire to keep all the family happy, from animal attractions to steam trains, big ships and hands-on science.
Hampshire has a wide selection of country parks, heritage sites, visitor attractions and theme parks but where to start? We've created some themed top 10's to help you plan your visit.
Explore the beauty of Hampshire in pictures provided by members of our Love Hampshire Flickr group.
2017 will mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, a number of events and activities such as special exhibitions, tours, talks, performances will be taking place across the county.
Use our scroll feature to find out about places to visit in Hampshire, download a free map or purchase maps and guides from our online shop.
Stately Homes & Gardens in Hampshire