Here you will find a selection of media for Jane Austen: A Life in Hampshire, including the latest podcasts, videos, trails and many more.



Jane Austen Trail Winchester

As the film and television industry continues to delight us with exquisitely shot Jane Austen adaptations, the question of who the woman behind the novels actually was becomes ever more intriguing. Maybe that’s why each year thousands of visitors continue to flock to the landmarks of her life in Winchester and Hampshire’s surrounding countryside to get closer to the ‘real’ Jane Austen.

Find out why visiting the area is leaving so many Austen readers with a lasting sense of history, place and person. Download a copy of the Winchester Austen Trail.

Rain Jane Trail

Rain Jane: A stunning trail of 12 Jane Austen quotes appearing only in the rain in 39 locations across Winchester city centre. A 40th quote is installed temporarily in the College Street garden opposite the house where she died. This Rain Jane trail has been commissioned by Winchester City Council as part of its 'Feet First' campaign to get people walking - even in wet weather! 12 quotes will magically appear, only when it rains, in 39 different locations across the city centre. When the quotes are worn from footfall, they will disappear, a fleeting tribute to an author whose life was cut short too young.

Start date: 04/11/2016

End date: 01/03/2017

The Jane Austen Trail from Alton to Chawton

Join us for a wonderful Jane Austen Trail from Alton to Chawton, covering many wonderful locations from Alton High Street through to Jane Austen's House, Chawton. The walking trail links Chawton, where Jane Austen lived, to Alton where she often visited.  The route of the trail is available on a leaflet available locally or can be downloaded below.


A walk from Chawton to Farringdon

East Hampshire is home to some of Britain's literary greats. You can follow in the footsteps of these writers, including Jane Austen, on six self-guided walks. East Hampshire has a wealth of literary associations. The literary walks have been devised to illustrate the work of six important writers who were close observers of their natural (and social) environment. Their combined experiences span more than two centuries of East Hampshire life. The guide leaflets with route instructions and maps can be downloaded from the East Hants District Council website. 

Jane Austen Town Walk Alton

Join us for a Jane Austen Town walk in Alton. Here you will discover a number of Alton's hidden treasures including The home of William Curtis, Jane Austen’s doctor whom she called her ‘Alton Apothy’ and The Market Place and Town Hall. The market was still held here every Saturday in Jane Austen’s time. The Town Hall was erected in 1813, paid for by public subscription.

Find out more about this wonderful walk by downloading the brochure.

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