Jane Austen fans from far and wide will travel to Hampshire this summer to enjoy a creative celebration of Jane Austen’s heritage in and around this beautiful corner of Britain.
Born in Steventon in 1775 (10 minute drive from Basingstoke), Jane lived in the area for over half her life and wrote drafts for Sense & Sensibility, Pride & Prejudice and Northanger Abbey there.
The Four Star Apollo Hotel in Basingstoke provides the ideal base from which to explore a variety of local attractions connected to the life and work of one of the most famous English novelists of all time. Our comfortable Basingstoke hotel is very accessible - one hour by train from London Waterloo and just 45 minutes by car from London Heathrow Airport.
Running in and around Basingstoke and nearby Alton, Chawton and Winchester from 17th June to 31st August 2017, the Sitting with Jane public art trail takes you around a selection of important landmarks in Jane’s history.
From her quaint village birthplace to the stately homes where she socialised, take a seat on 24 reading benches created especially for this occasion by professional artists and imagine the world as Jane saw and wrote it. Apollo Hotel is proud to be a sponsor of one of these benches.
Other Jane Austen Links to visit
With plenty more special exhibitions, talks, walks and performances also happening around the local area this summer, now is the time to visit The Apollo Hotel and immerse yourself in Jane Austen’s world.
For bookings or more information call +44 (0) 1256 796795