You’ve seen pictures of Jane’s special places many times before, but this time you have the chance to look around, see the surroundings, and walk down the roads Jane Austen walked using Google Streetview. You can choose any of these four locations. Start by clicking on either the picture or the link below it, and then you can move and turn around by clicking and dragging your mouse (or using left and right arrows) anywhere in the image. Happy travels!
Chawton Cottage (The Jane Austen House Museum)
Jane Austen’s home for the last and most prolific years of her life, July 1809 until May 1817.
4 Sydney Place, Bath – Jane’s first home in Bath, 1802-1805
Steventon Church (St. Nicholas Church, Steventon)
Jane’s father, George Austen, was rector here. Jane was born in the rectory (now gone) just down the hill and attended this church until 1801.
Other fun virtual tours:
Colette Saucier’s tour of Lyme Park – Pemberley in Pride & Prejudice 1995
Belton House – Rosings in Pride & Prejudice 1995
Lacock – a wonderfully preserved village which was Meryton in Pride & Prejudice 1995. The Meryton Assembly took place in the Red Lion.
Chiswick House interior – one of the few Regency houses with an excellent indoor virtual tour
Chatsworth – photo sphere – Chatsworth, Pride & Prejudice 2005’s Pemberley
Basildon Park – Netherfield in Pride & Prejudice 2005. Check out the gardens behind the house, too.
Stourhead Landscape Garden – Site of many exterior shots in the Pride & Prejudice 2005 adaptation
Montacute House – a late Elizabethan manor used as a setting for Sense & Sensibility
Culzean Castle – an 18th century Scottish castle with interior tour
Kedleston Hall – another Palladian house