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 numbe rof special events, exhibitions, activties 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 specail 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? Read our beginners guide.
Find out about Jane’s connections with Hampshire and the places that inspired her writing.
Discover Jane’s Hampshire through a number of self guided walks and guided tours.
Explore the beauty of Hampshire in pictures provided by members of our Love Hampshire Flickr group.
Whether you’re new to the festival scene or you’re a seasoned festival goer who enjoys the alfresco lifestyle Hampshire has festivals suitable for family fun or partying all night with your friends.
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.
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Stately Homes & Gardens in Hampshire
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Hampshire offers a wide choice of quality assured hotels, bed and breakfast, guest houses, self catering accommodation and camping & caravans.
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.
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.