Jane Austen – Alternative tours

Jane Austen – Alternative tours

Alternative suggestions for Jane Austen Tours.

These cover places that have been featured in her novels, or places that she visited during her lifetime. 

Take any one option as a single day tour or take them all together as a mutli-day tour

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Godmersham Park and Box Hill

Tour starts at 10am from  Chilham railway station.

Godmersham was home to Edward Knight, we will see the exterior and visit the Heritage Centre where the diaries of Fanny Knight are on display. We can also visit the St Lawrence the Martyr Church, and see the memorials of Thomas Knight and his Family or walk the North Downs Way to neighbouring Chilham, with its historic square, used in Jane Austen’s Emma 2008. You will have lunch here (not included).

After lunch you will go on to Box Hill, where Emma had her disastrous picnic, to see the views that are still evident to this day.

You will have the opportunity for refreshments at the end of the tour.

Tour ends at Box Hill and Westhumble railway station.

Regency Brighton and London

Tour starts at 10am from Brighton railway station.

You will have a half day visit to Regency Brighton led by members of the Regency Society, and visiting the places frequented by the Prince Regent.

After lunch (not included) you will travel into London and visit the National Portrait Gallery with the must-see portrait of Jane and Regency portraits in surrounding rooms (Byron, Scott, Mary Wollstonecraft).

Tour ends at your London hotel.

Jane Austen’s Regency  London

Tour starts at 10am from your London hotel.

This tour will see you visiting the British Library, and see Jane’s writing desk, plus some of the original manuscripts of Jane’s  ‘History of England’. You will have the chance for refreshments here (included).

Also included today is a visit to Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey to see Jane Austen’s commemorative plaque, plus you will see the places where Henry Austen lived, go to Gracechurch Street and walk around a fashionable Regency area in London.

Your day ends either at a mainline London station or a return to your hotel.

Stoneleigh Abbey and Oxford

Tour starts at 10am from Oxford railway station.

This tour will take in the Bodleian Library in Oxford to view the priceless original manuscripts on display there.You will have lunch here (not included) before travelling onwards to Stoneleigh. This was one of the homes of the Leigh family where Jane and the Austens were frequent visitors.

Stoneleigh Abbey was built as a Cistercian monastery in 1154 and  was converted at the Dissolution of the Monasteries, into a family home. It is a Grade 1 listed building, with a rich history waiting to be discovered!

You will have the chance of refreshments here at the end of the tour.

Tour ends at Stoneleigh Park Railway Station for your onward/homeward journey.




Price per person £287

For solo travellers – £397

For groups of 6 or more, please contact for more details

To include:

  • your driver guide,
  • collection/meeting at train stations as listed or your nearby hotel.
  • your transport between locations, 
  • entrance fees and any refreshments stated in the itinerary.
  • You will return to the train stations as listed for your onward/homeward journey.

Easy payment terms available, please contact for more details before booking.

To book a multi-day tour, please use the contact form below so that we may send you more information about this.


  • Travel to tour start
  • Lunches
  • Optional gratuities to guides
  • Souvenirs
  • Travel from tour end

Hotel Information

If you plan on staying overnight prior to your tour, and need advice regarding this, then contact us for more information about hotels, that our previous clients have recommended and have been very happy with.

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Classic British Drama Tours aims to give our clients an insight into the world of literary dramas from the likes of Charlotte Bronte, Shakespeare and of course Jane Austen.

We deliver tours to filming locations used in British costume dramas, such as Downton Abbey, Pride and Prejudice (1995 & 2005) and Jane Eyre, amongst others.

Costume drama is our passion and we love to host tours to these sometimes little known, but beautiful locations.

OPENING HOURS                                            Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 5:30pm  (Except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May and August Bank Holidays)
Saturday:  Closed
Sunday: Closed