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Jane Austen, Pride And Prejudice & Cotswolds Tour April 2019

Tour Date 10th – 17th April 2019

Thank you, thank you, thank you for our trip. It was packed with all things Jane Austen and then some. Our guide, Kim, was extremely well-versed on Jane Austen as well as British history….we learned so much! Our driver, Bob, was phenomenal at getting the coach through very small streets and country lanes, not to mention loading and unloading our luggage twice a day. This was my first visit to the UK and will not be the last. I penned some thoughts I would like to share:

I have climbed the bell tower of an ancient church. I’ve had lunch at a Norman battlefield and touched the tomb of a Tudor Queen. I’ve visited the home of a living Duke. I have dipped my hands into the chilly waters of the English Channel and breathed the wild air of the Pennines. I have reached into the past and opened my imagination to new horizons. I have seen the land of my ancestors and will never be the same again.

Many thanks!

RG PA, USA

Jane Austen Society of Lancaster County, Pensylvannia Tour

We have been honoured to have the Jane Austen Society of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with us this week, and have delighted in visiting JA sites from her life and adaptations.
The tour group enjoyed an evening of dance demonstration by the Hampshire Regency Dancers last night at Oakley Hall, where Jane Austen visited the Bramston family when living at Chawton.
A good night was had, I think!
And if you’d like a similar tour for your group, or even just for yourself, get in touch, we’d love to meet you!

A wonderful evening with The Jane Austen Society of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, at Oakley Hall Hotel. Showing them the Dances of the Pride And Prejudice Productions. The Dance in the Video is Shrewsbury Lasses, with its very own Mr Collins.

Posted by Hampshire Regency Dancers on Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Pride And Prejudice 1995 Day Tour – Bath, Meryton and Longbourn Chruch

Tour Date 5th April 2019

Classic British Drama Tours put together a Jane Austen/1995 BBC Pride & Prejudice locations tour for our visit to Bath and surrounding area. It was spectacular. We started with a walking tour of Bath taking in the beauty, the architecture and the history. Jamie, our tour guide for that part of our day, was incredibly knowledgable about Bath and its history, especially as it related to Jane Austen and the era in which she lived there. After a couple of hours our walking tour ended as we met Debi at the Jane Austen Centre for tea and refreshments. We set off for various locations from the BBC production including the town used for Meryton, the site of Darcy’s University scenes, the church where the wedding scenes were filmed and a glimpse of the house used as Longbourn and much more.
This was a bucket list trip for my wife and thanks to Debi and her plan for the day, it even surpassed our expectations! Highly recommend Classic British Drama Tours. If we come back, we will be calling them again.

D & JW Knoxville, Tenessee, USA

Downton Abbey Movie!

Whet your appetite in readiness for the Downton Abbey movie due out in September 2019 by visiting Downton Abbey itself this summer!

You’ll also see the surrounding beautiful English countryside, the village of Downton, the church, the ‘hospital’ and much more with a variety of tour options throughout the year!

Opening dates for Highclere Castle for 2019 as follows:

7th – 18th April – Closed on Good Friday April 19th

5th, 6th, 7th May plus 26th, 27th, 28th May

CLOSED during June

Reopens for summer:

7th July – 3rd September (closed on Fridays and Saturdays)

Highclere is closed to the public during June and on Fridays and Saturdays during July to September

We can host tours just for you on any of the above dates. Please see our Premiere tour page for more details.