Chawton Village Walk: Dress Up Day SpecialJoin us for a delightful literary ramble around Chawton, the charming country village where Jane Austen lived and wrote. As part of our Anniversary celebrations, we'll be promenading in style - join us in Regency attire if you wish!
Saturday 16 July
12:00pm — 1:00pm
‘I do not want any such pursuit to get me out of doors. The pleasure of walking and breathing fresh air is enough for me, and in fine weather I am out more than half my time. Mamma says I am never within.’
This fun, relaxed guided walk will take you back in time, to discover the village Jane Austen knew and loved. Walk in Jane’s footsteps and learn about her love of nature, village life, houses and views she knew, and the importance of village life in shaping her writing.
Throughout the walk, short readings from Austen’s letters and novels will bring her world to life.
After your walk, why not explore the House itself or enjoy a well-earned cup of tea at Cassandra’s Cup, opposite the Museum? (Bookings must be made separately, visit Cassandra’s Cup)
**Dress Up Day Special** As part of our Anniversary Weekend, commemorating Jane Austen’s death on 18 July 1817, we will be holding Dress Up Day on Saturday 16 July. Our tour guides will also be donning their smartest gowns and bonnets for the Village Walk. If you’d like to join in, please do! We’re looking forward to a Regency promenade through Chawton!
⏰ The guided walk will depart from Jane Austen’s House at 12pm promptly. Please make sure you arrive in good time to join the group.
🥾 The walk is suitable for all abilities, but please wear sturdy, sensible footwear and bring a bottle of water and sun cream or an umbrella – depending on the weather!
🎫 Please note, this event ticket does not include access to Jane Austen’s House. If you wish to visit the House before or after the guided walk, please ensure that you book tickets separately.
💐 This event is part of our Anniversary Weekend celebrating the life of Jane Austen, who died in Winchester on 18 July 1817.