BATH: Jane Austen lived in Bath from 1801 – 1806 and Visit Bath marks the anniversary of her death with a Festival. Today Bath is a vibrant city with great shopping, spa culture, dining and plenty to see and do.

The annual Jane Austen Festival expect nearly 4000 people to attend over 80 events, opening with a world-record setting Regency Costumed Promenade, raising money for the Cancer Care Campaign at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.

They have a huge range of events for film fans and book buffs alike, including workshops, dances, balls, readings, talks, concerts and theatricals. The theme book for this year is Northanger Abbey, first published in 1817 and set in the city of Bath, so expect a touch of the gothic about the Festival this year! They offer  Northanger Abbey themed tours, a theatrical production and will be reading through the book every day in Bath Central Library.

For those who love to dress up there will be plenty of opportunities to wear gorgeous costumes around the city at costumed Promenades.

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