The England of Jane Austen and Her Family
A Pathfinders Tour
July 14-23, 2012
The theme of this JASNA-sponsored tour, “The England of Jane Austen and Her Family,” focused on homes, estates, towns, and cities that Jane Austen and her family lived in and visited. In addition to the must-see sites in Steventon, Bath, Chawton, and Winchester, the itinerary included such landmarks as Edward Austen’s estate, Godmersham; The Vyne, St. Johns College at Oxford, and the town of Portsmouth. Please refer to the itinerary for trip details.
JASNA-sponsored tours offer entrée to private homes and special events not available to the public. This year participants attended the Annual General Meeting of the Jane Austen Society (U.K.); enjoyed a private tour of Chawton Great House (now Chawton House Library); met Lady FitzWalter at Goodnestone Park, the estate of Edward Austen’s in-laws; and attended a special presentation of the manuscript of “The Watsons” and other Austeniana at the Bodleian Library.
The tour was led by Anthea Bryant, a Jane Austen specialist and Blue Badge guide, and Carol Pippen, past editor of JASNA News and experienced tour escort.