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Steventon Church

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Jane Austen

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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 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.

Jane Austen Events
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.


Jane Austen for Beginners
New to Jane Austen or would like to find out more about her life in Hampshire? Read our beginners guide.


Jane Austen and Hampshire: Attractions and Locations
Find out about Jane's connections with Hampshire and the places that inspired her writing.


Jane Austen Walks and Tours
Discover Jane's Hampshire through a number of guided and self guided tours.


Jane Austen Map of Hampshire
A map highlighting the key places in Hampshire associated to Jane.