I’ve written a guide to the ultimate day out for a Jane Austen Fan, everything you need from the pre-trip preparation to the full day itinerary.
Want to take your Jane Austen fan out for the best, day, EVER? Well literary fans, this one is for you.
Take a look at this itinerary that will fully immerse any Austen fan in Jane’s world.
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Here’s an A to Z of things to do in Hampshire to provide plenty of inspiration to plan your next trip…
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Pride & Prejudice. Emma. Sense & Sensibility. Literary classics written by one powerhouse woman, Jane Austen, in a beautiful cottage in Hampshire.
In fact she wrote and revised all her published works here and the house is now considered the most important Austen site in the world.
If you are a big Austen fan or know one, then a visit might be for you, here’s everything you need to know for a great day out…
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ᵃᵈ My International Women’s Day 2020 was next level! I was invited to a curator’s talk to launch a brand new exhibition about strong women called ‘Man Up: Women who stepped into a man’s world’ at Chawton House!
Not only was the historic house, in the heart of Hampshire, a fantastic travel discovery but, the insight into the exhibition from its creator added another dimension.
Learning about all those strong women who stepped up and thrived in a predominantly male environment was so interesting and gave me a real education to what life was like during the eighteenth century.
I felt very lucky I could take my Mum and experience this unique exhibition with her on International Women’s Day – what a fantastic memory to have!
Take a look at Chawton House and the new Man Up! exhibition…
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ᵃᵈ A little bit of self care goes a long way! A well needed time out at the spa is restorative, relaxing and a little bit of luxury that can put you back together when you need it most.
Southampton Harbour Hotel now have luxurious Temple Spa treatments available at its spa and they invited me to a skin therapy workshop, something they call a Spa’rty!
Guided facials were the order of the evening and I left feeling calmer and with a very pampered, clean, glowing face.
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The Great Hall in Winchester is home to one of the greatest symbols of medieval mythology…King Arthur’s Round Table!
Surrounded by the remains of Winchester Castle, built by William the Conquerer no less, it is an iconic piece of the city that’s tucked away at the top of the high street.
It’s definitely another tick off the bucket list for me and I am so glad I found it, I’m not a big history buff but, King Arthur’s table is seriously impressive!
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Travel, exploring and discovering something completely new comes in so many different forms. You don’t have to go far to find a little bit of everyday magic.
A garden that comes to life in the depths of winter is something really special. The winter garden at Mottisfont in Romsey was full of bright, colourful plants that could brighten up even the dullest day!
Getting some fresh air, stretching my legs and admiring the beautiful plants in bloom was a great way to brighten up January.
Take a look…
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There’s nothing quite like catching the last of the Christmas feels just before Twelfth Night!
Just because the festivities are over doesn’t mean you have to be done with all those gorgeous decorations and twinkly lights.
I’m loving making the most of my National Trust membership and ticking some local travel hotspots off my bucket list!
Take a look around the gorgeous estate at Mottisfont in Romsey. It embraced a Flower Fairy theme to celebrate Christmas and bring a touch of the beautiful gardens and a bit of fairy magic to the inside of the house.
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A day date to Hinton Ampner was everything I needed to embrace all the festive feels this winter!
Classic childhood tales were brought to life through decorated Christmas scenes in each room of the elegant country manor house based in the heart of Hampshire.
Here’s a few snaps of the beautiful rooms and stories from the day…
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ᵃᵈ Love Southsea is an established independent market scene in Portsmouth – one well worth popping by if you’re visiting the city!
Take a look at the brand built by Pompey born and bred, Lulu, who’s championing Southsea across Portsmouth and beyond.
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