Jane Austen's House

Jane Austen's House

Jane Austen and Hampshire: Attractions and Locations

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Jane was born on the 16th December 1775 in the village of Steventon in North Hampshire where her father was the vicar of the small 12th century church. Steventon Rectory is where Jane spent the first 25 years of her life.

In 1805, Jane’s father sadly passed away and Jane, her mother and sister Cassandra moved to Southampton. Jane found living in a city challenging after growing up in the countryside but she often spent time walking along Southampton city walls and taking excursions to Netley Abbey and the River Itchen.

It’s also believed that whilst Jane was living in Southampton she travelled up Beaulieu River, passing Buckler’s Hard and Beaulieu Abbey in the now New Forest National Park and also danced in Southampton’s Dolphin Hotel.

Jane often travelled to Portsmouth to visit her brothers, Francis and Charles, who were stationed there with the Royal Navy.

From 1809 until 1817 Jane lived in the beautiful village of Chawton near Alton where Jane's brother owned Chawton House. Jane's brother offered Jane, Cassandra and their mother a house in Chawton Village which is now known as Jane Austen's House. Back in the countryside Jane turned again to revising previous drafts of Sense & Sensibility, Pride & Prejudice and Northanger Abbey and creating Mansfield Park, Emma, and Persuasion.

Discover Jane Austen's Chawton

In 1817 Jane became ill and moved to a house in College Street, Winchester with her sister to be closer to her doctor. Sadly after a couple of weeks at the age of 41, she passed away on the 18th July 1817.

A few days later she was laid to rest in Winchester Cathedral. Today you can visit her grave inside the Cathedral, the family home in Chawton, along with many of the places in Hampshire which she grew to love and that inspired her writing.

Find out more about Jane Austen's Winchester connections.

Discover Jane Austen's Winchester

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  1. The Vyne

    Basingstoke

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    From:
    14 Feb 2024to31 Dec 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
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    1 Jan 2025to13 Feb 2025Open 10:00 - 16:00
  2. Netley Abbey

    Southampton

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    From:
    1 Jan 2025to28 Mar 2025Various Opening Times

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    Free
  3. Chawton House

    Alton

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    From:
    1 Jan 2024to31 Dec 2024
  4. Jane Austen's House

    Near Alton

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    17 Apr 2024to26 May 2024Various Opening Times
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    27 May 2024to2 June 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
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    3 June 2024to29 Sept 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
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    2 Oct 2024to27 Oct 2024Various Opening Times
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    28 Oct 2024to3 Nov 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
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    9 Nov 2024to10 Nov 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
    From:
    14 Nov 2024to22 Dec 2024Various Opening Times
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    16 Dec 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
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    28 Dec 2024to30 Dec 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
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    6 Jan 2025to7 Jan 2025
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    11 Jan 2025to28 Feb 2025Various Opening Times
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    6 Mar 2025to31 Mar 2025Various Opening Times
    From:
    1 Apr 2025to14 Apr 2025Open 10:00 - 17:00

    Price

    Price £6.00 to £30.00 Per Ticket
  5. Buckler's Hard

    New Forest

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    From:
    9 Apr 2024to30 Sept 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
  6. Winchester Cathedral

    Winchester

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    From:
    1 Jan 2024to31 Dec 2024

    Price

    Price £7.00 to £13.50 Per Ticket