Novelists such as Jane Austen often set their stories and characters in their own landscape which, in her case, was Hampshire, the same county that is home to Highclere Castle. Jane Austen grew up at Steventon, some 10 miles south of Highclere. She later moved further east to Chawton, and it was there that the beautiful houses, countryside and people of the area, provided the inspiration for many of her novels.
To mark the 200th anniversary of the death of local author Jane Austen, Highclere Castle will be opening from the 15th - 21st May, 2017. Each day will offer a Guided Tour inside the Castle and Gardens, structured around a short lecture, and light refreshments are included within the ticket price.
This is a wonderful opportunity to visit Highclere Castle and the surrounding Gardens and to discover more about enchanting landscapes and the literary authors they have influenced. We have a wonderful mix of guest speakers including Jane Austen experts such as Paula Byrne and Maggie Lane to name a few. Please see our website for more detailed information and to book tickets to this special event - https://www.highclerecastle.co.uk/events/literature-landscapes-15th-21st...
Tickets are £85.00 per person
We look forward to welcoming you.