Discover her countryside, discover the author. Explore the picturesque
villages that Jane Austen knew, the site of her birthplace and her
father's church at Steventon.
See the country houses where she danced, fell in and out of love, and
trace the people she mentions in her letters, in memorials, in village
churches and in a landscape remarkably unchanged since the 1770's.
Her popularity is as great as ever, witnessed by the exhibitions, performances,
displays, lectures and a bronze sculpture of her unveiled in the Market Square
Visit the real Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle,
home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon with
Hampshire Ambassador, Phil Howe.
Just 45 mins from London Waterloo, Hidden Britain
Tours can pick you up from Basingstoke's local hotels
or railway station and take you on a short journey through
some of England's most glorious countryside, explaining
the beautiful Hampshire landscape as you go.
For this tour we advise all visitors to purchase their
own entry ticket to Highclere Castle well in advance as
tickets sell out very quickly. Highclere does also offer
walk-up tickets but these are not guaranteed.