I absolutely adored Bath! Which is funny, because back in the early 1800s, Jane Austen hated it! We only had a half-day to explore this town, famous for its Roman Baths and its most famous ex-resident….Jane Austen. The Roman Baths were cool, but my 20 year-old self was more excited to move on to the Jane Austen Centre and the Museum of Costumes (yes, I’m a self-proclaimed Janeite). So, we hurried through the Baths and headed for the Jane Austen: Film and Fashion exhibition at the Museum of Costumes. They had the costumes on display from the movie adaptations of Jane Austen’s novels. Lovely. I even saw that famous white Linen shirt that Colin Firth wore after his swim in the lake at Pemberley (hehe)! The Jane Austen centre was really interesting; it had exhibits set-up explaining the life of Jane Austen in Bath, and how she took inspiration from it in some of her novels. My favorite part was the short film about her life in Bath and the movies filmed in Bath, narrated by the actress that played Anne in “Persuasion.” Jane Austen fans, unite! This place is a must-see on your Austen tour through England.
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