A Literary Weekend in Winchester

Winchester is the perfect setting for a literary weekend break. Bibliophiles often head to Bath, London or Oxford for bookish travel but this pretty historic city has everything a reader could want. We spent a…

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Following in the Footsteps of Jane Austen at Chawton House

If you ever travel to Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton, it’s also worth making time to see Chawton House.  Referred to as the ‘Great House’ by Jane Austen, this Elizabethan manor once belonged to…

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A February Afternoon at Jane Austen’s House Museum

The first thing that struck me about Jane Austen’s House Museum was how light and warm it was even on a brisk February day.  I could completely understand why Jane Austen had been inspired to…

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Lud’s Church: A Quest for the Green Chapel

The Peak District is covered with many ancient pathways, stone circles and cave networks, but one of my favourite sites is Lud’s Church, a hidden chasm that can only be reached on foot.  This mystical…

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Walking the Jane Eyre Trail

One of our new year’s resolutions is to take up hiking again so walking the Jane Eyre Trail was a perfect way to combine books and the great outdoors.  This 5.5 mile (8km) route created…

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