Top things to do in Bath – Spend time in the wonderful world of Jane Austen
Bath has a wealth of history, sights, sounds, activities, and must see attractions. Here at the Jane Austen Centre we admit to being slightly bias, but below are what we believe are the best things to do in Bath, and the essential must do’s if you are a Jane Austen Fan.
Visit the Jane Austen Centre
The Jane Austen Centre is the hub of all things Jane Austen, and must be top of everyone’s ‘To Do’ list whether they are a lifelong fan or just have a passing interest in Regency Bath. At the Centre you will be guided through Jane Austen’s life works and time in Bath by one of our costumed guides. There is plenty to do during your visit, such as taste authentic Regency recipe biscuits, dress up in regency costume, try your handwriting with a quill, and have your photo taken with the world famous Jane Austen waxwork. The Centre also boasts a delightful Giftshop, which stocks unique, limited edition, and rare items.
Taste delicious leaf teas and locally baked delights at the Regency Tearoom
Located on the 2nd floor of the Jane Austen Centre, the Regency Tearoom is a hidden treasure of locally sourced food, exotic leaf teas, and authentic Regency recipes.
Experience the Jane Austen Festival
Every year for 10 days in September Bath hosts the annual Jane Austen Festival. This celebration of all things Jane is a pageantry not to be missed. With over 60 events coordinated, The Jane Austen Festival officially opens with our world famous Grand Regency Costumed Promenade. The Promenade is a procession through the streets of this beautiful city and over 500 people all in 18th Century costume take part, making it a record breaking event.
Walk in the footsteps of Jane
There are many things to do in Bath, and what better way to get a taste for the city than to follow in the footsteps of our favourite author. Take a stroll around Sydney Gardens, browse the shops on Pultney Bridge, stop by the Roman Baths, gasp at the architecture of the Abbey, pop in to the Assembly Rooms, and take in the views around the Royal Crescent. During the summer months the Jane Austen Centre runs regular free walking tours from outside the Tourist Information Centre.